Category: Majestic

Whispering Angel 2019 rosé
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Whispering Angel 2019

It’s that time of year again when rosé starts to make an appearance and what better way to kick of the pink season than with this wonderful bottle of Whispering Angel. Well, this particular one is actually a half bottle, Apparently ‘Whispering Angel’ is the most popular rosé in America, not sure where I heard that, think I read it somewhere but I can understand why after tasting it on a lovely sunny evening here…

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Assyrtiko Greek White Wine
Posted in Greek Wine Majestic

Assyrtiko – A distinctive Greek white wine

If you enjoy bone dry, steely and vibrant white wines with some bracing acidity then this may well be the bottle for you. Assyrtiko is a Greek wine from the island of Santorini and has recently gained a lot of favourable attention. If your not familiar with Greek wines then this white made with the distinctive Assyrtiko grape variety may well, for many people, provide an alternative to Sauvignon Blanc. Apparently over 80% of vines…

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Kangarilla Road Shiraz 2016
Posted in Australian Wine Majestic

Kangarilla Road Shiraz 2016

I first came across this Kangarilla Road Shiraz a few years ago at a tasting event where I sampled the 2009 vintage, the impression it made has always stayed with me and now it remains as one of my favourite Shiraz’s in this price range. The pleasure from this wine starts with the elegant looking bottle with its simple iconic vine leaf label and the elegance continues when you open the screw cap and first…

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Edna Valley Chardonnay
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Edna Valley 2017 Chardonnay

Do you enjoy Chardonnay? and why is it still treated with some apprehension? Rich and loud, popular in the 90’s although Bridget Jones did her best to make it slightly naff drinking copious amounts usually with tears running down her face. It was the bottle to take to a party where you could knock it back without thinking about what you are drinking, most of it being little over the top in flavour, too buttery,…

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Bo Ya Pinot Noir 2015 – Chile

Pinot Noir, Burgundy’s most famous if a little fickle grape, requiring optimum growing conditions to produce what often becomes an elegant wine. Although it is often described as a “difficult” grape to grow, it can sometimes be a difficult wine to drink and as I found from my daughters reaction it may not be for everyone. This particular Pinot is made by the Garcés Silva Family coastal winery in the Leyda Valley in Chile, an…

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La Maldita Garnacha
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La Maldita, the ‘Cursed one’

Another bottle from Spain, this time a Garnacha but from the Rioja region where Tempranillo is king. La Maldita literally translates to ‘The Cursed one’ referring to the fact that Garnacha is very difficult to grow due to its thin skin and low yields in an area which only boasts around 10% of all vineyard plantings in Rioja. The grapes are sourced primarily from estate-owned vineyards located largely in the sub-region of Rioja Baja. Predominantly…

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Luis Felipe Edwards Chardonnay
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Over the top Chardonnay? Yes it is but….

Not another over the top buttery Chardonnay, I hear you cry, yes it is but and It’s a big but (if you pardon the expression) this is an over the top quality Chardonnay from the ever-reliable Luis Felipe Edwards and I would quite happily, drink this whenever. Very rarely I buy a case of the same wine, it has to be pretty special for me to do so but every now and then there comes…

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Rey Noble
Posted in Majestic Spanish Wine

The Majestic Noble King

It certainly wasn’t the label that attracted me to this bottle, it’s pretty bizarre, to say the least. I bought it because I like Grenache or Garnacha but this kind of threw me, initially I didn’t like it then I did and this went on a while before I realised that the bottle was almost finished (not that I drank it all myself ) and I still couldn’t quite make up my mind. This was…

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Elara Oak aged Sauvignon Blanc
Posted in Majestic New Zealand wine

Elara 2017- Oak aged Sauvignon Blanc

Every now and then a wine comes along with the Wow factor and this New Zealand Sovee Bee (Sauvignon Blanc) is just one of those times. Took a chance with this from Majestic on their WIGIG (When It’s Gone it’s Gone) promotion. Regular readers of my blog will know I’m forever on the hunt for my first 9/10 corks and this may well be the one (you’ll have to find out at the end of…

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