Category: Wine Reviews

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    Château Musar Gaston Hochar Review

    Founded in the 1930s, Gaston Hochar spent time in the Bordeaux region, where he refined his wine making abilities, and often leads to comparisons with the Château Musar wines being compared to Bordeaux or Burgundy wines - and we can definitely see why.

    While the wine is made from a variety of grapes each year (Cabernet Sauvignon and Cinsault forming the main grapes, with Carignan and Granache filling the remnant), this wine is far more than a simple blend. However, this does mean that there is both significant bottle variation and strong ageing potential - although the price tag might make this hard to stomach, we’d recommend buying a crate if you’re able to and enjoying them over time... Continue reading

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    Porta 6 Lisboa Review

    James Martin, famous celebrity chef and wine aficionado, recently caused a “rush” on the Porta 6 during a televised interview while extolling the virtues of the wine. As a famous British chef, we figured that his expertise was worth heeding, so we decided to place an order for the Porta 6 and see for ourselves what all of the fuss was about... Continue reading

  • Rustenberg RM Nicholson Stellenbosch Label

    Rustenberg RM Nicholson Stellenbosch Review

    With a dusty, almost incense-like quality to the smell, the wine exhibits some of the classics of the Stellenbosch terroir, displaying mineral notes (less common in reds by tradition than their white counterparts) such as graphite. Well balanced tannins combine with a slight acidic quality to produce a versatile wine almost reminiscent of a mild, less fruity, Malbec. The juices stride proudly through the tasting notes and push forward the fruity profile of the wine as the mineral notes begin to fade away to give rise to the true underlying flavor profiles... Continue reading