“Most Exciting Wines of 2016”
2014 The Fusilier Pinot Noir, Two Paddocks
Wild strawberry and raspberry fruit backed by restrained, savoury oak and delicately chewy tannins. Bramble fruit and autumn leaves give a complex and vibrant structure; just what one wants from a Pinot Noir.
2009 Château Doisy-Vedrines, 2ème Cru Classé Barsac
This is a really enjoyable sweet wine with plenty of attractive botrytis elements. Beeswax and marmalade permeate the nose and palate, while apricots and quinces dance daintily on top. There is real purity and great intensity of fruit, with a touch of spice on the finish.