December is usually a great month for wine, well it is for me in Singapore, as there are lots of end of year parties where the theme is usually “Bring out your Best” so the standard of wines being shared is always high. These are Oz’s December 2017 Wine Reviews, way too many wines to have taken notes on all of them.
What have you been drinking? Hope you had as much fun as I did in December 2017
Great colour, still youthful. Smooth palate with savoury tannins and a long finish.
This will repay patience!!
Name: Henschke Cyril Year: 2001 Region: Eden Valley, South Australia, Australia Varietal: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Cabernet Franc 15% Merlot Oz's Rating: 5 out 5
Deep ruby red. Perfume of black currant and spice aromas, awesome nose. The palate was balanced, sophisticated, lush, great acid and structure, with silky tannins and a long finish that you just never want to finish!
WoW, one of the best wines I have tasted. Thanks Craig Jenkins for sharing this with me.
Name: Tyrrell's Wines Vat 47 Year: 1989 Region: Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia Varietal: Chardonnay Oz's Rating: 3.5 out 5
Deep bright golden straw. Really interesting nose first waft has caramel aroma and then second up is a bit of lychee and subtle citrus aromas. Smooth and balanced palate with a medium finish.
A very interesting wine
Name: Grosset Polish Hill Year: 2007 Region: Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia Varietal: Riesling Oz's Rating: 4.5 out 5
Pale straw, youthful. Perfumed combination of lemon, lime and citrus aromas. Great palate, smooth balanced with a slightly sweet medium-long finish. Awesome
Paired very well with the spicy prawns we had.
Name: Argiano Brunello di Montalcino Year: 2011 Region: Brunello di Montalcino, Italy Varietal: Sangiovese Oz's Rating: 3.5 out 5
Medium weight ruby red in colour. Pleasant aroma. The palate is balanced, slight hint of alcohol, savoury tannins, with a medium long finish.