Sylvia Jansen
Banville & Jones Wine Co.
Wine Instructor, Certified Sommelier
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96.00
Perfumed, stylish, and dry, with an amazing freshness, intensity of fruit, spice, cashew nut and lemony shortbread notes that hover over a core of nervy acidity and continue lifting long after the last sip. Enjoy now or cellar for another 10 years, depending on your taste for mature Champagnes.
France » Champagne, 1999, Sparkling, with a community rating of 93/100
9 days ago
95.00
Lots of character, citrus shortbread, and just a whiff of delicate honey, with racy acidity, full mousse and an elegant frame. Open now or cellar for a few years more.
France » Champagne, 2005, Sparkling, with a community rating of 92/100
9 days ago
89.00
An easy bargain bubble, yellow apple and pear fruit, dry with a creamy edge. Nice aperitif or base for fun bubbly cocktail.
France, Sparkling, with a community rating of 89/100
90.00
Stunning aromatic Dolcetto from 60+ year old vines. Amazingly versatile, delicious with anything roasted, sauced or tossed.
Italy » Piedmont, Dolcetto, with a community rating of 90/100
93.00
Rich and firm, complex fruits, spice, pepper and balanced tannins; it is smooth with lovely length. Totally versatile!
France » Rhône, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, with a community rating of 93/100
93.00
A beautiful red Burgundy, perfumed and floral, red and black fruit floating on the palate, and a long, Asian-spice finish. In love.
France » Burgundy, with a community rating of 90/100
90.00
Light body, powerful complexity, lively acidity balancing the sweetness. Pair with anything from salad to pork to spicy Thai dishes.
Germany » Mosel, Riesling, with a community rating of 90/100
Now for something completely different...smooth, burger-or-spice friendly red, lower alcohol, lots of red fruit, a bit of sweetness. Serve a bit on the cool side.
Germany » Pfalz, Dornfelder
93.00
If you enjoy complex, intense, fresh whites, try this gem. Fish, seafood with lemon, or grilled pork loin--it's a great partner.
Italy » Tuscany, 2007, with a community rating of 93/100
90.00
Coriole brings Italian grape varieties to Australia with style. This Nero d'Avola is juicy and easy-going. Serve cool (16C) and enjoy.
Australia » South Australia » Fleurieu » McLaren Vale, with a community rating of 90/100
90.00
This red is lush and concentrated, yet balanced and elegant. Pair with Moroccan stews or any dish with richness and spice.
Australia » South Australia » Barossa » Barossa Valley, Garnacha, with a community rating of 90/100
90.00
Fresh, dry rosé with delicious intensity. Lovely partner with grilled seafood or a salad of arugula, goat cheese and watermelon.
France » Provence, with a community rating of 81/100
Sylvia Jansen added a rating for Majella Riesling.
89.00
Think again about Riesling. Think dry. Think tropical fruit, lime zest, zippy acidity. Think seafood, salad or spice. And enjoy.
Australia » South Australia » Limestone Coast » Coonawarra, Riesling, with a community rating of 89/100
90.00
Mencia, a new-old grape variety that deserves attention. Smooth, balanced medium-bodied red with enchanting aromatics and balance.
Spain » Castilla Y Leon » Bierzo, Mencía, with a community rating of 90/100
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