The Edinburgh Wine Club 

 Best Place to Live, 15 March 2018

Wine

Grape

Country

Supplier

Price

Comments

Ranking 1-3 and Best Value

A La Nuit Blanche (vignerons)

12% 2016



Cabernet Blanc

Picked @ night

german/swiss white grape with french Cab.Sauv.1991

Castillon La Bataille

S-W France

Laithwaite

£9 not £13

Bright, pale gold with

exotic white fruit,

melon and citrus with

a long, crisp finish

BW

B Kloster Eberbach

Trocken

12% 2015


Riesling

Originated in

the German Rhine

Crescentia Baiken

Germany

All About Wine

£14 not 16

Aroma-honeysuckle,

lime,citrus peel

lemon, apple with

mineral texture and a

saline twist on the finish


C - Sunday Bay 12.5% 2017


Sauvignon Blanc

Originates from Bordeaux

Sunday Bay M’borough New Zealand

Laithwaite

£11 not 13

Nose tropical fruits

with crisp palate and

stone fruits and citrus


D – Piattelli

14% 2015

20% aged in American oak


Torrontes

Grown @ 2000 metres

cross of Mission and Muscat grape

Cafayate Val. Salta N-W Andes Argentina

Vino

£9.50 not

£15.50

Aroma of white flowers

with tropical fruits

lingering into a

silky finish


E – Lapostelle, Cuvee Alexandre

14.5% 2015



Carmenere Cross of Dureza and Mondeuse blonde

Originates from Medoc

Rapel Valley Central Valley south of Maipo Chile

All About Wine

£15

Mineral with balanced

power + elegance

Ripe blackcurrant fruit

With long finish

Third

F – Neil Ellis

14.5% 2015


Pinotage

Hermitage +Pinot noir (oldest grape in use) cross in S.A in 1925

production 1941

Bottelary Hills Stellenbosch South Africa

All About Wine

£18

Aroma of red fruit,plum

cherry with subtle

tobacco=generous but

well balanced palate

First

G – Deep River 14.5% 2017



Shiraz

identical to Syrah originates in S-E France

Langhorne Creek, S.A.

Australia

Laithwaite

£13 not £18

Dark berries, plum,

blackberry with liquorice

+spice



H – Sebastiani

14.5% 2014

Winemaker-Mark Lyon

Zinfandel

same as Primitivo means “ripens early”

Sonomo County, CA, U S A

All About Wine

£12.50

Aroma of dark

summer fruits with

intense palate

BV

I – Alasia Barolo

14% 2013

3 years aged in oak

Nebbiolo

indigenous with

name meaning fog?

Langhe Hill @ Barolo, SouthPiemonte Italy

All About Wine

£15.50

Aroma of plum,leather,

violet with ripe, spicy

sweet tannins + dry

lengthy finish


J – Ch Ramage la Batisse 13%

2010-great vintage

Aged in French oak

CabSauv/Merlot

C.S. = hybrid C.Franc+Sauv Blanc-Merlot=blackbird?in Medoc

Bordeaux (next to Lafitte) France

Laithwaite

£18 not 26

Classic Haute-Medoc-

cedar, cassis+ liquorice

rounded with fresh

ripe fruit


Second


K – Imaginacio Priorat D.O.Ca.

15% 2010 – great vintage

Aged in French oak




Garnacha tinta

-black slate/quartz terroir known as llicorella originated in Aragon – very late harvest


Gratallops Hill, Tarragona, Catalan, Spain


Laithwaite


£18 not 30


Layers concentrated

black fruits, minerals,

spicy richness with a

long finish





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