Palate tension may be a little-used term, yet it has a big impact on wine quality.
My latest chardonnay tasting of 118 wines yielded 17 wines scoring gold-ribbon or above; another 19 scoring 93 to 94 points.
The new season rosés are hitting the shelves with pale, dry, textural styles capturing the attention of wine lovers.
Among the top wines in my tasting were two outstanding non-vintage wines.
Take a look at the stand-outs in my recent tasting of 110 chardonnays.
It’s a great vintage of wonderful wines, and I will certainly be buying some myself.
I take a look at three lovely wines from Howard Park.
Several excellent value-for-money cabernet sauvignon-based reds popped up during my recent cabernet tastings.
My latest tastings of cabernet and cabernet blends showed wines of varied styles.
I’ve been drinking more sauvignon blanc than usual these last few days. But not just any old sauvignon blanc. This grape variety polarizes wine drinkers. It’s a love/hate thing. Sometimes it seems as though the aficionados automatically despise anything that achieves mass popularity. Like Ken Done’s art, ABBA’s music, moscato or pinot gris.