Category: Tasting Notes

View all tasting notes by Ben Franks Wine. Includes: red wines, white wines, rose wines, dessert wines, sparkling wines, spirits, beers and cocktails.

Lismore Estate Chardonnay 2016

★★★★★ Pick! (how do my ratings work?) Hails from: Western Cape, South Africa. Grapes: Chardonnay Here’s a marvellous, cool climate (yes, I know this is South Africa) Chardonnay. Made from …

Greystone Pinot Noir 2014

★★★★☆ (how do my ratings work?) Hails from: Waipara, New Zealand. Grapes: Pinot Noir Greystone is an organic winery with vineyards planted on the Omihi hills in New Zealand. Here, …

Budureasca Premium Feteasca Neagra 2016

★★★★☆ (how do my ratings work?) Hails from: Dealu Mare, Romania. Grapes: Feteasca Neagra It still surprises me that this wine is 14.5% ABV because it’s a smooth wizard. Feteasca …

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Priorat 2016

★★★☆☆ (how do my ratings work?) Hails from: Catalunya, Spain. Grapes: Garnacha, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mazuela, Syrah I tried this with a sirloin steak earlier in January, so I have …

Terra Tangra Organic Winemaker’s Selection 2016

★★★☆☆ (how do my ratings work?) Hails from: Thracian Valley, Bulgaria. Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc Terra Tangra is Bulgaria’s first and only certified organic vineyard. It has …

Lismore Estate Reserve Syrah, Greyton, 2017

★★★★★ Pick! (how do my ratings work?) Hails from: Greyton, South Africa. Grapes: Syrah Winemaker Samantha O’Keefe has pioneered viticulture in the cool climate region of Greyton in Western Cape, …