Had a glass: 2007 Arrocal Tempranillo

Bottle

He says: Absolutely loved it.

She says: This is just a hint of what Ribero Del Duero has to offer.

Had a glass: 2008 Delta Pinot Noir

Source: http://www.deltawines.co.nz

He says: I was far from blown-away by this Pinot. Another less than stellar entry from Marlborough. Failed to shine against Bin 941′s duck dish; more suited to the fatty lamb confit.

She says: It is a step up from the Villa Maria but also a step up in price.

Had a glass: Pacific Rim Riesling

Source: http://rieslingrules.com/

He says: It’s like all my ex-girlfriends, a bit sweet at the start, and then bitingly acidic as I got to know them. Not surprisingly, I also found all my ex-girlfriends more tolerable with a meal.

She says: Beautiful aromatics that keeps drawing your nose back to the glass.

Had a glass: 2008 Le Paradou Viognier

Source: http://www.cellertracker.com

He says: unbalanced, very tart and acidic, not enough fruit to counter this mouthful of lemon and stones.

She says: If only it was as charming as the village in Provence that it takes its name from!

Had a glass: 2009 Stag’s Hollow Rosé

Source: http://www.stagshollowwinery.com

He says: this wine is a tease…

She says: he loves to be teased…

Wine truths

“Beer is made by men, wine by God!”
by Martin Luther

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.