Has regionality in wine gone too far? A brief look.
An Australian wine shelf abroad
Biodynamics, pesticides and organics.
Australian merlot receives a lot of bad press from the wine media. Let's have a look at what's going on.
Terroir sometimes, it would appear, has limits.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Arpatin Barolo 2008
Quite pale in colour, and almost cloudy in appearance, its aromatics are of packet cherries and a touch of earth. Mostly, it is the aroma of simple fruit - like a hot climate wine. On the palate the wine has some sweetness, which is probably fruit sweetness, but there may be a little residual sugar too. Otherwise, candied fruit characters are predominant. The second glass of this wine was broadly ok, in the way that a $10 wine is generally perfectly fine, but never anything more than that. I had hoped for something a little more. Acceptable
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