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Alastair Maling

New Zealand, Pinot Noir, Villa Maria, Private Bin, Marlborough, 2011

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N/ Soft, round wafts of cherries and cranberries. Fairly simple for first hour, but then she gives up nice rose scents, violets, forest floor, wild herbs, and a hint of nutmeg. Quite a transformation, and well worth the wait. T/ Medium full mouthfeel. She starts softly, with a decent amount of mouthwatering acids, but not […]

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New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc, Villa Maria, Private Bin, Marlborough, 2012

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N/ Negatives = Her cat wafts knocked me back a lot for the first 20 minutes, but then tamed to about a 7/10 on my cat/aroma scale. Normally far too much for me, but the rest of this wine’s attributes made up for it. (I also know that many people seem to enjoy that smell, […]

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