2014 RUINART BLANC DE BLANCS | RP90
The Ruinart Blanc de Blancs is appealing in a simple, fresh apple and lemonade way – this elegant, fragrant wine offers up an array of smoke, toastiness, minerals, ripe pears and flowers. The medium-bodied NV Blanc de Blancs offers tons of clarity and precision at this level, with the lingering Ruinart sweetness on the finish.
BOUCHARD FINLAYSON MISSIONVALE CHARDONNAY 2013 | RP91
The 2013 Missionvale Chardonnay offers tropical tones on the nose, hints of walnut and flint merging with dried pineapple and just a brush of honey. The palate is lively and fresh with crisp acidity and good weight in the mouth, slightly waxy in texture with a hint of brioche and praline towards the finish.
GALPIN PEAK PINOT NOIR 2012 | RP90
The 2012 Galpin Peak Pinot Noir has quite a rich, opulent bouquet with macerated small red cherries, fresh fig, copper piping and a touch of citrus lemon, reminiscent of a 2009 Volnay. The palate is medium-bodied with soft tannins on the entry matched by crisp acidity. There is appreciable density here with decent length and a touch of Chinese five spice lining the red berry fruit toward the finish.
CHATEAU CORBIN GRAND CRU CLASSE 2010 | RP92
Lush, concentrated black currant and kirsch-like fruit, a hint of licorice and some floral notes and subtle background oak jump from the glass of this blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.