Tag: Majestic

Nobody's Hero sauvignon Blanc
19
May
2021

Nobody’s Hero – A Rocking Sovee

Yet another Sovee Bee from New Zealand, this time an intense offering from Marlborough and the Framingham winery, established in 1981. A unique place for both wine and music in…

Von Der land Zweigelt 2019
09
Apr
2021

Von Der Land Zweigelt

Austrian Zweigelt? Probably not first on your list when looking for a bottle of red wine but maybe it should be. It’s the most widely planted grape in Austria and…

Waimea Pinot Gris
14
Mar
2021

Waimea Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris, Pinot Grigio, two sides of the same coin coming from the same grape variety but very different in style, Pinot Grigio tends to be typically lighter in style…

Jaraman Australian Chardonnay
07
Jan
2021

Wakefield Jaraman Chardonnay

Carrying on the excellent start to 2021 (I am only talking drinking wine here) we are off to our Australian friends for an unusual fusion of Chardonnay grapes from from…

Villarei Albarino
13
Dec
2020

You can call me Al

No I wasn’t out in the glorious sunshine by the beach with a plate of grilled seafood drinking this Villarei Albariño, more like sitting in a kitchen on a damp…

Mas Querido Field Blend
15
Nov
2020

Más Querido Field Blend

Más Querido literally translates to (Most Beloved) and what’s a ‘White Field Blend’ ? I hear you cry, well, you may ask. My understanding is that it was popular years…

Jim Barry The cover Drive
30
Jun
2020

The Cover Drive

Love the look of this bottle from Jim Barry, the Cover Drive. Non cricketers amongst you will ask what is a cover drive? It’s to do with stroking the ball…

Whispering Angel 2019 rosé
22
Apr
2020

Whispering Angel 2019

It’s that time of year again when rosé starts to make an appearance and what better way to kick of the pink season than with this wonderful bottle of Whispering…

Assyrtiko Greek White Wine
15
Mar
2020

Assyrtiko – A distinctive Greek white wine

If you enjoy bone dry, steely and vibrant white wines with some bracing acidity then this may well be the bottle for you. Assyrtiko is a Greek wine from the…

Kangarilla Road Shiraz 2016
08
Mar
2020

Kangarilla Road Shiraz 2016

I first came across this Kangarilla Road Shiraz a few years ago at a tasting event where I sampled the 2009 vintage, the impression it made has always stayed with…

Porta 6 Reserva 2015
12
Feb
2020

Vidigal wines – Porta 6 Reserva

Vidigal is a family run company in Portugal, making good affordable wines, with over 1,000 acres of vineyards around the Lisbon area as well as vineyards in Tagus, Douro, Alentejo,…

21
Jan
2020

Nautilus Wines – The real deal

I first tasted a Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc last summer sitting in our back garden enjoying the sunshine during a mini heatwave and I must admit I thought it was one…

Selection of 4 wines
20
Jan
2020

A Mixed Bunch

Here’s a short selection of a mixed bunch of wines I’ve been drinking over the last week or so, some very good and one I couldn’t quite make up my…

Edna Valley Chardonnay
03
Nov
2019

Edna Valley 2017 Chardonnay

Do you enjoy Chardonnay? and why is it still treated with some apprehension? Rich and loud, popular in the 90’s although Bridget Jones did her best to make it slightly…

07
Aug
2019

Two dynamic summer whites

I have to bring to your attention two white wines which I have enjoyed during our recent spell of hot weather. To start with I revisited a Vinho Verde from…

14
Jul
2019

Lindeman’s Bin 1355 Hunter Valley Semillon 2013

Semillon, most widely known and grown in France and Australia. France in particular use it as a integral part of making White Bordeaux. and is the 3rd most planted grape…

20
Feb
2019

Bo Ya Pinot Noir 2015 – Chile

Pinot Noir, Burgundy’s most famous if a little fickle grape, requiring optimum growing conditions to produce what often becomes an elegant wine. Although it is often described as a “difficult”…

La Maldita Garnacha
27
Jan
2019

La Maldita, the ‘Cursed one’

Another bottle from Spain, this time a Garnacha but from the Rioja region where Tempranillo is king. La Maldita literally translates to ‘The Cursed one’ referring to the fact that…

27
Nov
2018

Two cracking Italians

Been a bit of an Italian Job last week with these two very enjoyable bottles  finding there way onto our dinner table. One a white from the north of Lake…

Luis Felipe Edwards Chardonnay
30
Oct
2018

Over the top Chardonnay? Yes it is but….

Not another over the top buttery Chardonnay, I hear you cry, yes it is but and It’s a big but (if you pardon the expression) this is an over the…

09
May
2018

Cheap and Cheerful – Calais Wine Superstore & Majestic

Fancy some cheap and I mean really cheap wine? then take a trip to the Calais and hit the numerous wine outlets where you will find hundreds of bottles at…

15
Apr
2018

Maretti Langhe Rosso – A Baby Barolo

This was a pleasant surprise, well, maybe not so much of a surprise as I tend to like most Italian wine but this red The ‘Maretti Langhe Rosso’ from the…

31
Mar
2018

Majestic Amersham Spring Showcase 2018

Majestic Amersham were holding a Spring showcase tasting in their plush new store on the 3oth April, so I thought on a cold rainy night, what better way is there…