Category Archives: Tasting Notes Explained

Here we explain what it really tastes like! What all those gooseberries and plums with multiple adjectives really mean. We are adding in some humorous tasting notes as well!

McLaren Vale Shiraz Tasting note

This month in honor of “Aussie Wine Month ” I have limited myself to drinking Australian wines only. Mclaren Vale Shiraz, a remarkably symmetrical wine whose approach and finish are completely harmonious. The black plum and apple fruit are ripe … Continue reading

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A chardonnay tasting note..honestly!

The tasting note reads…….. Aromas of peach, oatmeal, subtle notes of charred peat, seasoned by complex lees derived characters, with flashes of matchstick. The palate has intense fruit power in the spectrum of nectarine to peach stone fruits is deftly … Continue reading

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“Bargain” Sauvignon Blanc Tasting note–Pure Back Label Blather!

The Tasting note Says; “….a wine whose zesty acidic structure adds a very refreshing element to its’ delicately flavoured palate…”   Which of Course Means; you’ll need a f**king black belt in winetasting to detect anything remotely fruity in this … Continue reading

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A Cheap Semillon-Sauvignon Shelf Talker Note!

The Blurb on the shelf said: “A one-off wine, you will love the sweet floral notes and the familiar apple pie and pear flavours, and at half price, what a bargain!” Which means;    “I  only bought this wine because I didn’t want … Continue reading

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Chilean Cabernet Tasting Note!!

The tasting note reads; ” This muscular, intense red is a deep, dark, brooding blood colour–aromas of roses with a haunting smoky wood note coming through” Which means; a cabernet with aromas reminiscent of the inside of a new coffin, – so intense, … Continue reading

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Barbera Tasting note-What a coincidence!

“The 09 Barbera has sweetish, cherry fruit, a full body, crisp acidity, mature clinging tannins and a lingering bitterish finish.” Co incidentally I once went out with a girl called Barbara, she was sweet at first, quite full bodied, she … Continue reading

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Ridiculous Sangiovese Tasting note!!

The Tasting note says; “This smooth, rounded Italian will slip down majestically, calming all in its path. Its’ spicy, edginess would lift anyones dampened spirits” (who writes these?) It means: “a soft, versatile wine that can simultaneously cure indigestion, flatulence and a … Continue reading

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New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc cosmetics!

The Tasting Note says; “zesty, lively, fresh, youthful and invigourating..” Which suggests; Splash it on your face! it’s probably exfoliating as well.

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Terrific Viognier Tasting Note!

” Exotic and fruity, this wine is so forward that not only does it come across a crowded room to you, it puts its hand on your leg and asks you up to dance”

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Shiraz always surprises- a tasting note

The Tasting note says: ” A wine bursting with full, ripe berry- a well rounded palate with notes of coffee, liquorice, saddles and spices with a long persistent finish” It means: “it is like biting into fake leather trousers on … Continue reading

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