About paul

Wine writer and retired vigneron. Passionate about pinot noir with 15 + years experience growing, making and marketing pinot noir. Extensive tasting experience including advanced wine tasting qualifications and international seminars.

Louis Jadot 2001 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques

MBF shared this one from his vast cellar: and what a beauty! Elegant but with power with lifted aromas of  red berry fruit intermingling with earth and forest floor notes.  The palate mirrors the nose with abundant dark cherries and … Continue reading

2004 Wedgetail Estate Pinot Noir (Yarra Valley)

Wedgetail Estate comprises around 14 acres of vines on steep slopes in Cottles Bridge, towards the western end of the Yarra Valley wine growing region (Victoria, Australia). Previously a photographer, Guy Lamothe began planting vines in 1994 while embarking on … Continue reading

NZ wine tasting

New Zealand has a fantastic range of pinot noir wines from regions on both the north and south islands. The following wines were tasted in February, 2010 and represent some of the best pinots that NZ has to offer: Bell Hill … Continue reading

Burgundy Cote d’Or

Our visit continues at a fantastic pace; visiting vineyards, wineries and tasting a large range of wines. Incredible. We have even visited DRC and met the winemaker, Bernard Noblet. For the unintiated that is Domaine Romanee Conti – who make … Continue reading