The Edinburgh Wine Club 

 Wine Society Own Label Wines - 19 July 2018


Wine

Grape

Region

Supplier

Price

Comments

Ranking

Cremant de Loire 

2014

12%

Mostly Chardonnay with Chenin Blanc and splash of  Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc


Saumur

France

Wine Society

£12.95

Elegant blend of majority chardonnay. Persistent fine bubbles and appley freshness with hints of lemon sherbet.

Gratien & Meyer


Gruner Veltliner

2017

12%

Gruner Veltliner


Kremstal

Austria

Wine Society

£8.25

Succulent pear and white pepper aromas, followed by melon and lemon flavours on the palate. Punches well above its weight.

Stadt Krems

Best Value 

(10 votes/11)

Albarino

2016

13.5%

Albarino

Rias Baixas

Galicia

Spain

Wine Society

 Exhibition

£14.50

Warmer conditions in Galicia in 2016 meant higher than average levels of ripeness. Texture, richness and balance. Vanilla, honey and lychee. Would be great with fish and chips.

Pazo de Senorans


Pouilly-Fume

2015

13%

Sauvignon Blanc

Les Berthiers

Loire

France

Wine Society

 Exhibition

£16.00

Aged longer on fine lees for freshness, finesse and complexity. Grapefruit, mint, gooseberries, nettles, even tomcats (!). Good length.

Domaine Landrat-Guyollot


Pouilly-Fuisse

2016

13%

Chardonnay

Macon Burgundy

France

Wine Society

 Exhibition

£20.00

Ripe buttery wine. Blend of rich fleshy wine from Solutre and more mineral wine from Fuisse.

Maison Joseph Burrier, Chateau de Beauregard

Best White 

2nd (18 pts)


New Zealand Pinot Noir

2016

13.5%

Pinot Noir

Central Otago

New Zealand

Wine Society

 Exhibition

£16.00

Deep ruby colour. Cherry and clove on the nose. Youthful, firm tannins. Concentrated dark berry and cherry flavours with a touch of cedar and spice on the finish.

Prophet’s Rock

3rd (13 pts)

Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon 

2013

14.5%

Cabernet Sauvignon

Valle del Maipo

Chile

Wine Society

 Exhibition

£13.50

Fine, cedary Alto Maipo cabernet. Pencil lead and cassis aromas lead to long fine palate with smooth tannins. Too much damson jam for some tastes.

Ignacio Recabarren, Concha Y Toro


Chateaneuf-du-Pape

2013

14.5%

Grenache, Syrah Mourvedre

Southern Rhone

France

Wine Society

 Exhibition

£18.50

Rich and dark, refined and richly textured. Flavours of ripe fruit and gentle spice with hints of mint, fig and bay leaf. “Moves like a ballet dancer”.

Vignoble Mayard


Barolo

2014

14%

Nebbiolo

Barolo

Italy

Wine Society 

Exhibition

£25.00

From the great Bussia vineyard in Barolo. A wine with great fragrance and style. Burgundian (?) flavour with velvety tannins. Liquorice, clove, (tar and roses).

Silvano Bolmida, Bussia

1st (22 pts)




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