An exploration of wine

Home Articles Posted by Tim Jackson (Page 58)

Posts by Tim Jackson

Part of a Laithwaites’ mixed 12 at £60. A solid Sauvignon Blanc, with some classic Sancerre character. Fresh acidity, and a green-yellow colour. Aromas …

What a bargain! The Guide Hachette gives this 2* status. Understandable. Slightly purple end of ruby colour, but the most notable thing for me …

The places where grapes are grown are rarely less than beautiful, and in places like the Greek island of Santorini or Franschhoek in the …

Another very nice wine from Chapoutier.

A random purchase in Paris, to try some new areas of France. Well worthwhile. Would definitely keep longer but was nevertheless decidedly drinkable at …

…by contrast, this was outstanding. I was worried by the price tag. Shouldn’t have been! Oddbins’ recommendation was good. The outstanding aspect was the …

The bloke in Nicolas on Avenue Kléber, Paris, recommended this to me, because I had been in 3 times, buying a lot of Rhône …

I bought this as a cooking wine, but actually drank bottles 11 and 12. For the price, quite nice, in fact! Definite aromas of …

Pale straw colour with green glints suggests lower oak ageing if any and lower % Chardonnay. Light crisp bubbles and a good balance of …

Random Riesling given to me as a freebie. Sadly a classic example that filled my prejudices about German wine. Faintly bubbly, light (8%) and …