He says: “How can you tell a Pinotage in a blind tasting? Well, it smells like a riot: burning tires and smoke!”
She says: Not only do Lammershoek make good wine, they also have some incredibly eye-catching yet classy labels (no furry animals or cursing in sight).
He says: This is a solid Pinot Noir, but would it be worth the $40-50 CAD it’d be priced at in BC? Probably not.
She says: For me, this was a disappointment, especially at the £20 price tag.
He says: Simple, boring, and a short finish. Damn, this sucked.
She says: A most uninspiring wine not worthy of its $27 price tag.
He says: …this wine had a much better structure, both acidic and tannic than the Pinot Noir from the same producer.
She says: Life is too short to drink boring wine when there are so many interesting wines out there to explore!
He says: Last year, this was impossible to find locally, but Marquis seems to have some stock of this year’s release. Buy now. Enjoy tomorrow.
She says: What makes this Rosé special (other than its honeymoon status) is that it has a savoury quality that balances its fruit and floral elements.
We attended a tasting last month where the highlight of the night was a 7-year vertical of one of BC’s most celebrated red blends: Osoyoos Larose’s Le Grand Vin. Unfortunately, the tasting ended up being an anti-climactic car wreck of unbalanced wines that left us regretting the roughly $350 worth of wine on the table before us.
He says: Lots of earth and barnyard to keep the funky drinkers happy.
She says: The aromas on this wine were almost overwhelming to start.