Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Wine Ramblers Tasting #1 - January 22nd 2013

Wine Ramblers tasting – Introduction to Wine  #1, 22nd January 2013
Chateau Moulin Caresse 2010 Montravel sec (Bergerac)
Great oily nose of gooseberry and ‘cats pee’ for a classic Sauvignon blanc. Fruit forward with zesty notes of tart apple. Drink now. Group score 4.1 / 5
Luc Pirlet Chardonnay 2010 (Languedoc)
Good vanilla on the nose, classic buttery and citrus notes on the palate. A youthful, fruit forward Chardonnay for early drinking. Rtaher restrained at the moment – could do with another 6 months of so in bottle. Group score 2.8 / 5
Godello, Bodegas Gargallo 2011 (Galicia)
Fragrant and elegant, a lovely Galician wine that turned out to be the best white of the night and universally loved. Blend of local Teixadura and Godello, 50:50. Good acidity to give it some longevity.
Group score 4.3 / 5
Alba Matusevic – Malvasia 2011 (Croatia)
Very interesting wine from Croatia, on the Italian border, made from this ancient grape variety. Raisins on the nose, hint of apricots on the palate. Toasty nose, off-sweet and rich on the palate.
Group score 4.1 / 5
Gran Cerdo 2011 (Rioja)
A softer Rioja for early drinking, not too tannic. Red fruits and cherries on the nose and strawberry on the palate. Blend of Tempranillo and Graciano grapes. From 2013.
Group score 4.1 / 5
Chateau de la Negly, Pavillon Rouge 2011 (Languedoc)
This is the Vin de Pays d’Oc of Negly, a high quality blend of local grapes. Ripe black fruits on the nose, earthy hints and a dark fruits on the palate. Group score 4.1 / 5
Le Fleur Morange Mathilde 2007 (St.Emilion GCC)
The great second wine of the Le Fleur – the leading wine of the ‘garage wines’ of St. Emilion.
Great balance of plummy fruit and acidity, classic austere nose that opens up of uncorking. Red fruit and pencils on the nose. The best red of the night. Group score 4.3 / 5

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