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August 2015 - Bob Campbell MW



Schubert 2013 Pinot Noir Block B


5 stars/96 points


MW Bob Campbell


Tasting notes by MW Bob Campbell:

Attractively scented Pinot Noir with floral,

cherry and raspberry flavours. The wine has a

haunting purity and impressively subtle

power. An almost ethereal texture adds further

appeal. Deliciously drinkable now but with

the potential to develop well at least in the

medium term.


July 2015 - David Wong's Article

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Article written by David Wong for Cguide Magazine, July 2015 edition.

David Wong is a chef and wine lover and contributor to Cguide Magazine. David is a regular wine judge on the international circuit including the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition, Macau Sommelier Competition and Thailand Best Sommelier Competition. David writes wine columns for South China Morning Post and Hong Kong Tatler. Associations include the Macau Chevalier for the Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne, Jurade de Saint Emilion and Caveleiro - Confraria do Vinho do Porto. David is also an apporved tutor for the Wine and Institution Trust, UK (WSET).

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July 2015 - Bob Campbell reviews the Gabriel Glass


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I guess it's a case of "well if you think you can do better – go for it". Swiss wine writer, René Gabriel, has designed a wine glass that, in my view, is brilliant.

René explains, "The secret is the "Bouquet drive" at the bottom of the glass that enhances the development of the aroma. The slightly conical glass design concentrates the bouquet regardless of white, red or sweet wines. All of them provide a maximum of enjoyment. The glass remains resistant in spite of its fineness."

I can't comment on durability as I've only been using it for a couple of weeks, but I can endorse the way that the Gabriel Glass amplifies the wine's bouquet and is brilliantly fine and light. It's wafer thin and an absolute delight to use.

The glass is available from Schubert's Wines in Martinborough. I urge you to test drive one as soon as possible.

June 2015 - VIVA Top 50 Pinot Noir Block B 2013

VIVA June 2015 Pinot Noir 2013