The Edinburgh Wine Club 

 Lunch 2013 - Our Wines

Van Volxem - Saar Riesling 2011 -  Wiltingen, Mosel, Germany
Welcoming bouquet; dryish palate; mineral, citrus, pear and baked apple notes; good acidity
Introduced to us by Mike Bonar

Vasse Felix - Chardonnay 2011 -  Margaret River, Western Australia
A fine representative from our Margaret River tasting; good weight; fine purity of fruit and good length
Mike Marwick

Jean-Claude Bachelet St Aubin 1er Cru Derrière la Tour Pinot Noir 2009
Côte de Beaune
We greatly appreciated the sumptuous bouquet but thought on the palate it was a year too young.  By the wonders of the Wine Club lunch we now have another chance to "look” at it.
Andy Williams

Followed by:  Hamilton Russell  Pinot Noir 2010 – Hemel-en-Arde Valley, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
This wine respects the traditions and skills of Burgundy but in a hotter climate. We thought it was already complex, full but not overpowering and with well-balanced acidity.
Betty Campbell

It is to be hoped that these two wines, with their courses, will provide an interesting comparison.

Paul Jaboulet Aîné “Les Jalets” Syrah 2008 - Crozes Hermitage , Côtes du Rhône Aromas of tart red berries and spice; black fruit character and well-judged tannins with liquorice notes – a gem. Raymond Pia

Domaine de Vieux Vauvert 2011 Chenin Blanc - Vouvray, Loire Valley Well balanced with honeysuckle perfume; luscious autumn fruits; long finish. Betty Campbell

It is intended that these six wines will complement the meal and represent our hard work over the last year.