Wine Review: Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1989

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.

95/100

 

Purchased Toronto LCBO Wine Auction 2011

Wine Review: Pierre Amadieu Gigondas Le pas de L’Aigle, 2013

Varietal/s: Grenache, Syrah  

Region: Gigondas, France

Producer: Pierre Amadieu 

Alcohol: 14.5%

Character: Rich and intense

Vintage: 2013

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.

Rating:
92 points
www.liz-palmer.com – July 24, 2017

Wine Review: Fleur Du Cap 2016 Bergkelder Selection Chardonnay

Varietal: Chardonnay (100%)
Region: Western Cape, South Africa
Producer: Bergkelder Ltd.
Alcohol: 13.6%

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

Notes:
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.

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Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay 2015  – Wine Review

Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay 2015  
Wine Review

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.

Notes:

America’s #1 selling Chardonnay for 25 years!

90/100
Liz Palmer
March 14 2017

Southbrook Triomphe Chardonnay 2015 [Niagara] – Wine Review

Southbrook Triomphe Chardonnay 2015 [Niagara]
 Wine Review

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.

Tip:

Serve slightly chilled.

90/100 Liz Palmer

March 10 2017