Nick Faldo's wine collection

Nick Faldo's wine collection

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What you need to know about Nick Faldo's wine

One of the most famous professional golfers in the world, Nick Faldo MBE made his name as the greatest British player of his generation by winning The Open golf tournament three times. He was the first home player to do so since Henry Cotton. He also won the Masters three times, was named the PGA Tour Player of the Year in 1990, the European Tour Player of the Year in 1989, 1990 and 1992, and has won 29 European Tour titles - to name a few of his accolades. Now retired from the sport he's a television commentator and has his own golf course company. As a man of global experience, who better to enter into the discerning world of wine?

Nick Faldo's journey into the world of wine   

Nick Faldo's career has taken him all over the world, and with so many wins, the celebrations must surely have followed. In terms of his official journey into the world of wine however, the story goes that in 2002, when visiting Australia, he began to mix, match and taste wine samples with winemaker Wayne Stehbens from Katnook Estate (part of Wingara Wine Group). 

Being candid about his knowledge of wine, he told Wine Spectator: "I've been a very moderate, very disciplined drinker all my life. I'm no connoisseur or anything, but I enjoy it, and probably drink it more for medicinal purposes because it's got antioxidants and all that sort of thing. So I think it's better to drink red wine rather than beer as I get older."

He decided to take his interest more seriously in line with his golf course company, considering wine to be a nice, natural fit to add to the entertainment side of the industry. The result was the launch of his own Nick Faldo Selection Cabernet, Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc, all produced in South Australia's Coonawarra region.

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What the reviews say about Nick Faldo's wine

Of course, no matter how famous the name on the label, if you really want to know about a wine, the critics are the people to turn to. Here's what they said...

"This is the flagship wine of the collection made from very old vines and is a delightful and approachable example of the Barolo style. Rich, complex and intensely aromatic, this shows classic notes of tar, rosehip, prunes, damsons, leather and spice. Initial sweet fruit leads on to a well-balanced palate where the fruit, oak, tannins and acidity are perfectly integrated. A superb and classy accompaniment for slow-cooked beef or game dishes.” - Alcohol Professor

“Lauren Boyes, wine consultant at Milton Sandford, told me that although the wines taste good on their own, they were designed to be paired with food. And they do taste good! My favourites were the Chablis, which has a lovely minerality and a rich apple note; the Chateauneuf du Pape, which is big with dark fruits and would be perfect with roast beef on a Sunday; and the Valpolicella Ripasso, another intense wine full of spice and chocolate and cherry.” - VinspireUK

Nick Faldo's Wine Collection - Barolo European Collection 2008

Nick Faldo Wine The Celebrity Drinks Collection

Enjoy the rich and rewarding flavours of this European classic produced by Paolo Monti in the village of Monforte d'Alba. It’s depth, complexity, leather notes, rich autumnal flavours and balanced tannins are why this is the flagship wine of the Faldo range. A great companion to slow roasted beef and delicious with pheasant and other game meats

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