2008 Château Thénac Bergerac Sec

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He says: When people say a wine needs food, they usually mean that a wine is unbalanced and needs some disguising…

She says: The first time I had this wine I really enjoyed it but in this blind tasting it did stand out as overly-oaked.

Had a Glass: 1998 Tyrrell’s Sémillon Vat 1

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She says: In a word: orgasmic.

He says:. Absolutely outstanding, and a must-have if you ever come across it.

2009 Black Hills Estate Alibi

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She says: Overall, this wine showed excellent balance with its high Sauvignon Blanc content providing refreshing acidity.

He says: Lived up to its reputation as one of the best white wines from the Okanagan.

2009 Buty Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc

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He says: I didn’t mind it, and it would be good in the right situation, however, it’s not without its flaws.

She says: Overall, this wine had a lovely aroma and flavour profile.

Wine truths

“I drink Champagne when I win, to celebrate…
And I drink Champagne when I lose, to console myself.”
by Napoleon Bonaparte

Wine Ratings

★☆☆☆☆ - Poor quality. Avoid. Save your money. Between 80-84 points.

★★☆☆☆ - Average quality or poor value. Between 84-88 points. Some expensive wines are downgraded for bad value.

★★★☆☆ - Good. Between 88-92 points. Or a good value on the lower end of the point scale.

★★★☆☆ - Excellent quality. Between 92-96 points. Or a cheap yet good quality wine which is excellent value.

★★★☆☆ - Outstanding, best examples in the world. Between 96 and 100 points. A perfect wine.