The Edinburgh Wine Club 

 Annual Lunch, October 18, 2015

The Stockbridge


Pierre Jourdan Blanc de Blancs NV 12% Franschoek Valley, SA. (Mike Marwick)
Pale, delicate and poised with “wet pebble minerality” and a nuance of vanilla. Finish dry with Granny Smith apple crispness.

Seared salmon, ratatouille with parmesan crisp

Reichsrat Von Buhl 2013 12%  Pfalz, Germany. (Raymond Pia)
Pale, expressive Riesling, on the nose blossom, lime and grapefruit. The palate is a whisker from bone dry, with racy acidity and plenty of citrus.

Tea smoked duck breast, sweet and sour sauce and pineapple salsa

Cave de Beblenheim Reserve 2014 13% Alsace. (Steve Gregory)
Wonderfully aromatic Pinot Gris, ripe fruit, pears and honey, on the palate spicy white pepper and pineapple.

Spiced pigeon breast with fig tart Tatin,
Prunes wrapped in bacon and port sauce

Chateau de Pizay Morgon 2014 13%  France. (Hugh Mackay)
The nose is dominated by blackberries and cherries. The palate is silky smooth with a fine balance of fruit and tannin.

Braised ox cheeks with horse radish creamed potato,
Wild mushrooms and jus

Whole Berry, Springfield Estate Robertson 2013 13.5% The Cape SA. (Raymond Pia / Betty Campbell) from Look back in Awe meeting.
Has the classic aromas and flavours of blackcurrants, fruits of the forest, vanilla and warm spices. Full bodied and smooth with velvety soft tannins


Syrah Caves Desirat 2013 12.5% North Rhone, France. (Hugh Mackay)
The bouquet has hints of honeycomb and red berries. The palate spice and pepper with a hint of liquorice.