January 23rd, 2011
When Jamie Goode of WineAnorak.com sat down to try Dog Point 2008 Chardonnay, he was caught totally by surprise. “Coming from celebrated Marlborough producer Dog Point,” he writes, “I was expecting this Chardonnay to be good. But not anywhere near this good.”
Dog Point Chardonnay 2008 Marlborough
“Complex, beguiling, minerally, nutty, flinty nose with some richness but also lovely freshness. Concentrated, powerful palate with lovely acidity. Fresh and mineral with citrus and spice notes, with incredible intensity. A thrilling expression of Chardonnay. One of the world’s greats.” 95/100 Wine Anorak
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January 12th, 2011
Well-known Spanish wine critic Juan Fernández-Cuesta recently published the 2011 ABC Guide, which focuses on high-end wines that cost less than €30. Not surprisingly, Ferrer-Bobet tops the list for Priorat with a score of 93 points.
“If are looking for all the characteristics of a Priorat in one glass of wine, but sublimely combined and accessible to everyone, then you should buy this wine. A good price, abundant fruit, mineral and balsamic notes, high quality oak, all brought together by excellent winemaking. Powerful, rich, elegant. 15 months barrel aging. Grape varieties: carignan (61%), grenache noir (37%) and cabernet sauvignon. 93″
January 2nd, 2011
A recent article on the Thomson Reuters web site lauds Petrolo winemaker Luca Sanjust for sending a lifeline to Africa by contributing a portion of the sale of Petrolo wines to the DREAM project to fight HIV and AIDs.
“‘This is about life, it is not about business,” said Sanjust, 51, whose wines for the project include his Galatrona and Torrione labels, contributing tens of thousands of euros to the programme each year.
“‘Wine to us is sacred. Life is sacred. I think the people who are doing this work in Africa are living saints,” Sanjust said at a recent benefit and wine auction for the programme.’
Read the article here.