A new age classic! Chateau Teyssier – Saint Émilion Grand Cru (2009)

During my recent obsession with Saint-Émilion Bordeaux's, I stumbled accross this modern style example from a prestigious 2009 vintage. This Chateau Teyssier represents a really interesting example of the classic Merlot / Cab Franc blend, typical of the area. Nicely aged yet still in its infancy, the Teyssier shows a bright glossy garnet in the … Continue reading A new age classic! Chateau Teyssier – Saint Émilion Grand Cru (2009)

Clos Villemaurine – Saint-Émilion Grand Cru (2002)

This ones a bit special, a Christmas present I was saving to stave off the new year blues. This classic merlot, cabernet franc blend is an excellently aged example of a Saint-Émilion Grand Cru. In the glass, this wine gives a brilliantly rich tawny appearance, dragging you in straight away with its elegant shine! A … Continue reading Clos Villemaurine – Saint-Émilion Grand Cru (2002)

Tinpot Hut – Hawkes Bay Syrah (2013)

I first tried this wine at a local tasting event and it completely stole the show. Needless to say, I picked up a bottle and have finally got around to giving this wine the attention it deserves. This is a fantastic Rhone style Syrah from Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. A vibrant solid ruby to the … Continue reading Tinpot Hut – Hawkes Bay Syrah (2013)

Festive Reds! San Gregorio – Las Martas Garnacha (2014)

San Gregorio - Las Martas Garnacha (2014) For part two of my festive reds were off to sun-drenched Calatayud, Spain. With high altitudes and hot dry summers this region produces some fantastic big bold reds with juicy ripe fruits. Upon pouring you are greeted with a deep intense dark purple colour, followed by a strong … Continue reading Festive Reds! San Gregorio – Las Martas Garnacha (2014)

Chapter 1 – Searching for inspiration…

The search for Inspiration can be a personal discovery, derived from the deliberate or accidental pursuit of fulfilment. For me, I have decided to begin this pursuit in the world of wine. For those who stumble across this blog, I hope to provide you with an insight of my journey throughout wine induced meditation, as … Continue reading Chapter 1 – Searching for inspiration…