Wine Review: Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1989
First Growth. Premier Grand Cru Classe in 1973
Special Occasion – celebrating a family member’s one-year anniversary. It’s a lovely Pauillac that has reached its plateau of maturity; notably dark ruby in colour; It has an engaging cedar and tobacco bouquet with hints of mint; not much fruit concentration; the palate follows suit – is medium-bodied and continues the aromatic theme of cedar and tobacco; demonstrates great persistence; well-defined – ‘old school’.
Drink now – 2030.
Tasted June 23, 2018.
Purchased Toronto LCBO Wine Auction 2011
Varietal/s: Grenache, Syrah
Region: Gigondas, France
Producer: Pierre Amadieu
Character: Rich and intense
Pierre Amadieu Gigondas Le pas de L’Aigle has a deep ruby color; it exudes aromas of black raspberry, plum and spicecake; on the palate red and dark berry flavors, with some pepper notes are framed by supple tannins that become sweeter with aeration on a lingering finish.
Suggested Food Pairing:
Powerful dishes such as truffle mousse or beef stew.
www.liz-palmer.com – July 24, 2017
Varietal: Chardonnay (100%)
Region: Western Cape, South Africa
Producer: Bergkelder Ltd.
This lush offering is medium-bodied, brilliantly clear with light straw hues; boasts fresh citrus notes on the nose followed by hints of tropical fruit, revealing hints of oak and spice, which unveils right through on the taste; a beautiful balance between sweetness and acidity that leads to long lingering finish.
Suggested Food Pairing
This wine works wonders with seafood especially shellfish, mussels and oysters. It is also a good choice for creamy curies, rich chicken dishes and medium cheeses. Serve chilled, but not ice cold.
liz-palmer.com – June 13, 2017
Rating: 90 points
Fleur du Cap has been ranked amongst the world’s finest Chardonnays as one of only two South African wines to receive a gold medal at the 2015 Chardonnay du Monde competition in Burgundy, France.
Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay 2015
Lush tropical fruit integrated with some citrus notes. These flavors are carried through to the palate with some hints of vanilla spice to round out the long, lingering finish.
Recommended Food Pairings:
White meats, brie, goat cheese, parmesan, butter and cream sauces.
America’s #1 selling Chardonnay for 25 years!
March 14 2017
Southbrook Triomphe Chardonnay 2015 [Niagara]
Aromas of orchard blossoms and fruit, with hints of dark earth and integrated oak. Shows elegance on the palate with creamy orchard fruits (apple and pear), seamless spice with a tangy lengthy finish.
Recommended Food Pairings:
Bloomy-rind cheeses, creamy seafood, roasted chicken and roast pork with apples.
Serve slightly chilled.
90/100 Liz Palmer
March 10 2017