The Edinburgh Wine Club 

 'Look Back In Awe'

Mar 19, 2015






Wine

Grape


Country


Supplier


Price


Comments

Rank 1-3

Best White

Best Value

1. Nyetimber Blanc de Blanc Brut 12% 2007




Chardonnay

West Sussex

England

Hennings

39:99

Mike Bonar in November 2008 came 1st cost 31:50 we drank the 2000.

Deep gold, well balanced acidity, dry with a hint of apple, long finish.

3rd =

7 points

2. Sancerre

Domaine Naudet

12.5%

2013


Sauvignon Blanc

Loire

France

Waitrose

15:49

Hugh Mackay in September 2011 came 1st cost 13:00 we drank the 2009.

Crisp palate with citrus and asparagus notes. Lots of length and well balanced fruit acidity.

4 points

3. Zuccardi Serie A

14% 2012



Torrontes

Mendoza

Argentina

Vino

11:50

Vino in July 2012 BW cost 9:50 we drank the 2010.

Bouquet of peach, melon and orange. The palate is fresh with a hint of lemon.

Best Value =

2 points

4. Cave de Beblenheim

Reserve 13% 2013



Pinot Gris


Alsace

Waitrose

10:95

Steve Gregory in January 2015 came 3rd cost 10:95 we drank the 2013.

Aromas of honeysuckle and pineapple, apricots on the palate, an alluring citrus finish.


Best Value =

5 points

5. Yalumba

14%

2012


Viognier



Eden Valley

South Australia

Waitrose

12:99


Betty Campbell in 2007 came 3rd cost 9:99 we drank the 2005.

Pale straw, aromas of orange and honeysuckle Palate apricots, rich in texture, mistaken for a chardonnay.


5 points

6. Saumur Champigny

Domaine La Croix de Chaintres

12.5%

2013



Cabernet Franc



Loire

France

Waitrose

11:99

Kate Kelly in March 2014 came 1st cost 11:99 we drank the 2011.

Light enough to drink slightly chilled. Ruby red, bouquet of blackcurrants, palate red fruits and soft tannins. Displays the classical notes of the cabernet franc.

3rd = 7 points

7. Whole Berry Springfield Estate Robertson

13.5%

2012


Cabernet Sauvignon

The Cape

South Africa

Fine Wine

14:95

Raymond Pia in January 2013 came 1st cost 13:95 we drank the 2010.

Bouquet of blackcurrants and cedar. Palate plush ripe tannins, dry with a dash of residual sugar.

3rd = 7points

8. Craggy Range Te Muna Road 13.5%

2011



Pinot Noir

Martinborough

North Island

New Zealand

Majestic

23:00

Kerr Fraser in March 2010 came 1st cost 14:95 we drank the 2007.

Deep red almost a blackish tint. Aromas of black cherry. The palate is complex and silky flowing to a long spicy finish.

2nd 11 points

9. Klein Constantia Vin de Constance
14%
2008




Muscat de Frontignan

Constantia

The Cape

South Africa

Hennings

35:95

Mike Marwick in July 2009 came 2nd cost 26:99 we drank the 2004.

Colour rich and golden. Intense perfumed nose, cloves and orange. Palate sweet but not cloying, well balanced with a long finish.

1st Best Wine


Best White


12 points

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