2nd July 2020
World Chenin Day last week was an opportunity to move my focus to the Swan Valley. Chenin Blanc, along with Shiraz are the most important grapes grown on Perth’s doorstep. And the panel celebrated with extraordinary tastings.
15th December 2017
Wine can be a little confusing at times, given that grapes often have alternative names when grown in different regions. A good example of this is Pinot Gris, which has a number of different names, depending on where it is grown: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinot_gris
Reviewed: 20th January 2014
Reviewed: 10th January 2014
With the warmer weather upon us, I was pleased to be able to look at a cross-section of whites and rosés.
Reviewed: 11th November 2013
The team at Lamont’s has landed another couple of containers of imported wines and suggested that I pop in and try a cross section of their sauvignon blancs from the Loire Valley. These wines are quite different in style to that which we see from NZ or Australia or the SBS blends from Bordeaux.
Reviewed: 23rd May 2013
The panel looked at a bracket of chardonnays, as well as a selection of aromatic white wines for this tasting. In many ways, the highlight of the tasting was the arneis from Patritti. A distinctive wine of real charm.
Reviewed: 15 January 2013
This tasting was an opportunity to look at all the odds and sods that have been sitting on the tasting bench for the last month or two, looking for an appropriate tasting. The first challenge when tasting these blind was to try and work out what I was bench-marking them against.
The wines that have made it to this review all represent excellent current drinking. I also have a suspicion that the Deep Woods verdelho will age very well if someone wants to have a punt.