The Edinburgh Wine Club 

 10th Anniversary, March 16, 2016


Wine

Grape

Country

Supplier

Comments

Nyetimber Blanc de Blanc Brut 2009


(Mike Bonar -

2000 vintage tasted

in 2008)


Chardonnay


12%

UK (Sussex)

Nyetimber

Pale gold in colour, with tiny, delicate bubbles that fill the nose with floral and lime aromas, leading to rich notes of pastry and brioche. On the palate, fresh citrus flavours are balanced with an underlying minerality and toasty intensity. Fine and elegant with a long, complex finish.”


Gold medal and ‘Best in Class’ award at the Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships 2015.

Domaine Horgelus, Cotes de Gascogne 2015


(Alastair)

75% Colombard, 25% Sauvignon Blanc


11.5%

France

Drinkmonger

"This exquisite marriage of Colombard and Sauvignon reveals citrus and floral aromas, very refreshing and full of flavours. This wine is perfect as an aperitif and with all fish and seafood dishes." 

Greywacke 2014


(Steve - 2012 vintage tasted in 2015)


Pinot Gris


14.5%

New Zealand (Marlborough)

Drinkmonger

Oiliness on nose, wet wool and lanoline; fruit notes of nectarine and crushed mandarins; a spicy, silky wine with slightly metallic acidity

Peregrine 2012


(Kerr - 2006 vintage tasted in 2008)


Pinot Noir


13.5%

New Zealand (Central Otago)

Majestic

This superb Pinot Noir is hand-harvested, warm-fermented and matured on French oak barrels for 10 months. An expressive nose of cherry, raspberry and mocha leads into a silky and refined palate of ripe black cherry fruit, nuanced with wonderful spice notes. (Majestic)

Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak 2013


(Betty - 2005 vintage tasted in 2007)

Pinot Noir


14.3%

South Africa (Hemel-en-Aarde valley)

Great Grog

On the nose, some dried mushrooms, a hint of spice, vanilla and red fruit. On the palate, a fruit forward style, cherry, raspberry and mulberry, round velvety tannins, some oak and bright acidity. A lingering expressive finish.

Marc Bredif Reserve Privee Chinon 2011


(Kate - tasted in 2016)

Cabernet Franc


13%

France

(Loire)

Bought from producer

Stunning! Again violets and soft fruits, well balanced and complex, a lovely wine

Munus Rizzardi 2013


(Andy - tasted in 2015)

Corvina, Rondinella, Corvinone and Merlot

13%

Italy

(Bardolino)

Bought at a Bardolino festival in Italy

Complex wine with layers of rich, silky smooth blackberry and black cherry fruit. Smokey red berry nose, wonderful aftertaste, velvety, strawberries/vanilla on nose, seems older than 2013, like a burgundy.

Pila Gran Reserva 2006


(Raymond - tasted in 2016)

Tempranillo and Mazuelo (10%)


13.5%

Spain (Rioja)

Laithwaites

Aged complexity and evolved berry and wild herb flavours, toast, balsamic, velvety tannins

Moreson Mata Mata 2012


(Mike Marwick - 2010 vintage tasted in 2016)

Merlot (38%), Cabernet Franc (34%), Cabernet Sauvignon (18%), Petit Verdot (10%)

14%

South Africa

(Franschhoek)

Bought in South Africa

Elegantly balanced. Red fruit on nose carries through to palate. Lingering mouth feel. 24 months in French oak.

Chateau de Lamarque

2009


(Hugh - vintages between 2000 and 2010 tasted in 2013)

14.5%

France (Bordeaux)

Corney and Barrow

Bit of a whopper for claret .Classic plumb and tobacco bouquet .A full dry flavour with perfect fruit [raspberry] balanced by quite firm tannin .Marked length .This is a great claret year and it shows.”

Domaine de Barroubio

2015


(George - 2012 vintage tasted in 2014)

Muscat ą petits grains


15%

France

(AOC Muscat de Saint-Jean de Minervois)

Wine Society

Superb! Honey, smooth, non-cloying. A few herbs in the fruity syrup too, such as coriander, and wild flowers, such as lady’s smock. Similar to Corsican Muscat de Cap, but smoother. Went well with un petit macaron. Grown at 300 metres on an outcrop of blindingly white limestone”.


 


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