Wine Reviews

More of our wines have been hitting the headlines over the festive period.  Here’s a quick round-up.

Joanna Simon recommended our Finca Las Moras Late Harvest Viognier 2009 as the perfect match to Souffle Baked Apples in the “Russian Riches” feature in the December edition of Homes and Gardens Magazine.  She suggested that the dish needs “A very sweet white with good acitidy, such as Riesling, a sweet Loire or this Argentine wine”.

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The same wine was reviewed by Simon Woods on his website www.simonwoods.com where his tasting notes said “Gentle cooked apple, juicy, but almost underplays the exotic notes of Viognier in order to retain some citrusy freshness.”

Sweet wines were the flavour of the month with Rose Murray Brown featuring our Tabali Late Harvest Muscat 2010 in her “Ten of the best sweet wines for Christmas” column in The Scotsman.  She described it as “the best value sweet dessert wine on the market”, adding that “every time I serve this at a tasting people gasp with delight when they hear the amazing price of this gently sweet honeyed wonder from the Limari valley in northern Chile”.

Jane Clare in the Liverpool Echo was thinking about wines for Christmas dinner in her article “There’s no need to flap when it comes to wine choices with your turkey”.   “First off, a big Christmas WOW to Fromm La Strada Pinot Noir 2007, a sumptuous pinot from Marlborough New Zealand” Jane wrote.  She went on to say about the wine “Complex, fruity but easy to drink, this had it all”.

Festive food and drink was the subject of the “Festive Flavour” piece in the December edition of Northamptonshire Image magazine.  A selection of our wines were featured, including The Black Pig Single Vineyard Clare Valley Shiraz 2010, Ombra Prosecco Frizzante NV, Seraph Reserve Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2011 and Tierra del Corazon Casablanca Pinot Noir Reserva 2012.

Finally, in the February edition of Woman and Home magazine, Master of Wine Tim Atkin included The Charter Limestone Coast Single Vineyard Merlot 2009 as part of his “Try a taste of the new” article. “Australian Merlot is generally disappointing, but this is delicious: a refreshing, grassy, sweetly oaked alternative to the Merlot – dominated wines of Bordeaux, with none of the occasional dryness they can have” he said.

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