2007 Bouchard Père et Fils, Beaune du Château 1er Cru (Burgundy, France)

Medium, translucent red hue in the glass. Good depth and complexity of aromas including perfume and some good burgundian earthy or forest notes. Very nice palate with balance and elegance displaying dark cherry, red berry fruits, smokey oak, sage and … Continue reading

Stefani Estate The View 2007 pinot noir (Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia)

Stefani Estate The View 2007 pinot noir (Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia) This Yarra Valley vineyard at Long Gully Rd was established in 1997 and planted shortly after. The fruit for this wine was sourced from this vineyard on the high ridge … Continue reading

Pinot Noir grapes owe a debt to ancient viruses – The University of Queensland, Australia

University of Queensland via Pinot Noir grapes owe a debt to ancient viruses – UQ News – The University of Queensland, Australia. In a study published in Nature Communications, Dr Andrew Geering and colleagues have mapped the presence of 30-million-year-old viruses in Pinot … Continue reading

Mount Dottrel 2007 (Mitre Rocks, Central Otago, NZ)

Clear and bright rich red reflections immediately foretell of good things to come. Lifted aromas of red forest berries waft from the glass urging the drinker on. The palate displays surprising freshness of juicy fruit, summer berries and cherry mingled … Continue reading