JN Wine Portfolio Dublin 2022

Tremendous evening at @jnwine portfolio tasting in Dublin in the wonderful company of @trish.wine.diary . As ever, two hours is far too short to get around and speak to all the ambassadors and winemakers.

Special thanks to Isabelle Clendenen at @aubonclimatwine and their wonderful #PinotGris based blend, opening my eyes to a Cali wine I did not expect to like.

Karl McCullough from @extonparkvineyard and their excellent English Sparkling.

Marjory da Silva from @aubertetmathieu where their Amy Grenache and their Cotes du Roussillon Villages caught the eye.

Philipp Hettich from @weingut.salwey with the Weissburgunder & Chardonnay and the Steingrubenberg Weissburgunder GG really impressed.

Emiliano Morando from @picomaccario , where all the wines excelled. The Gavi di Gavi was exquisite, the Tre Roveri Superiore Barbera d’Asti excellent, and the 2018 Barolo open for drinking today, but with years to come ahead…

Francois Thienpont

Finally, to Francois Thienpont, and thank you for the wonderful conversation, at Wings from Bordeaux @francoisthienpontwings , with all the reds we sampled excelling in their class. The La Parcelle Rocher 2016 all the way to the perfection in a glass from La Gravette de Certan 2016. Definitely a list to check out.

Apologies to the many others displaying their wares last night time ran out. I am certain, given the quality we sampled, their wares will also be up their on the spectrum.