Quartz Reef Pinot Noir, 2010 1

Quartz Reef Pinot Noir, 2010
This wasn’t great when I first tried it after buying a whole case and a half (long story) on Jancis Robinson’s recommendation, but after lying in my cellar for just over a year being a constant reminder of my own failure and waste of money I tried it again a couple of weeks ago in Devon. ...

Quartz Reef Pinot Noir, 2010

Quartz Reef Pinot Noir, 2010
Back in January last year this was Jancis Robinson’s Wine of the Week, it sounded interesting and appealed to me at the time, probably due to the comparison to Burgundian Pinot. It also happened to be on offer at Majestic at the same time for the relative bargain of £14.99, so I bought a case… ...

Mount Difficulty Pinot Gris, 2011

Mount Difficulty Pinot Gris, 2011
Oily but not quite as viscous as the Peregrine Pinot Gris from the other day, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing. It just meant more subtle lychee/grapefruit/orange zest flavours, helped by a festive strudel to a delicious almond kick on the finish.   Share this:FacebookTwitter

Peregrine Pinot Gris, 2011

Peregrine Pinot Gris, 2011
I always find the Peregrine label extremely evocative. Along with visiting the stunning Rippon Vineyards and tasting the heavenly sweet wine of Fromm it stands as a visual vinous reminder of a defining trip to New Zealand. Although it was all about their Pinot then. Forget New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris is the standout ...

The Tide End, Teddington Lock

The Tide End, Teddington Lock
After the club run, we decided to try out The Tide End by Teddington Lock for some food and a couple of glasses of wine …for me. Beer for everyone else! The Parade Merlot, New Zealand The 1st glass of New Zealand Merlot I queried whether it had been opened for a while as it ...

Framingham Marlborough Montepulciano, 2004

Some­times your eyes roll upwards in their sock­ets, you nod your head appreciatively, then shake it in nigh dis­be­lief, you say ‘godaaamn!’ out loud remind­ing your­self of Uma Thur­man in Pulp Fic­tion, but you aren’t that cool, you just look like a weird per­son, a weird per­son in pain. IF you’re really lucky it hap­pens drink­ing a ...
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