The Edinburgh Wine Club 

 Wot I Drink! - May 21 2015

Name

Grape

Country

Retailer

Price

Comments

Ranking

Pacherenc du Vic Bilh sec 2011

13%

D’Aufiac,de Petit Courbu and Mansengs

France

Corney and Barrow

£9.95

Low key but lovely honeyed bouque.Good fruit acidity and floral character. A tribute to modern winemaking.

best white

Mayu 2014 13%


Pedro Ximenez

Chile

Majestic

£6.99

Petrolly nose while with less body than Fino Sherry this wine has a long full flavour similar to Fino as befits the use of the same grape.


Mont de Joie Loire 2013 13%


Sauvignon Blanc

France

Corney and Barrow

£10.75

The wine has style.You could be in a top restaurant and welcome this choice from the wine list and yet it is not Sancerre but fresh grassy floral hints of white pepper and after a long finish a flourish of sherbet.


Le Pallet Muscadet 2009 12.5%


Melon de Bourgogne

France

Majestic

£9.99

This is a full bodied Muscadet and a real subject for discussion .Lots of fruit on the nose and freshness on the palate .Lovely wine


Belezos Rioja 2012 12.5%


Viura

Spain

Corney and Barrow

£11.75

Minerality vanilla and fruit in the bouquet .Fruity palate ,creamy structure and balancing acidity .A fine wine


La Patrie ,Cahors 2013 13%


Malbec

France

Sainsbury

£7

Manurial raspberry flavour easy pleasant food wine .Not sweet.Modern ripe example of Malbec .But not the body of a mature traditional example


Syrah Caves Desirat North Rhone 2012 12.5%


Syrah

France

Averys

£7.49

Bouquet has hints of smelling a honey combe .Spice pepper raspberry .A delightful wine which we all enjoyed

Best value and second

Chateau de Pizay Morgon 2009 13%


Gamay

France

Majestic

£10.99

Black Forrest Gateau cherries strawberries velvety texture ,dusty and dry at the finish after a great burst of wonderful elegant flavour. Fine balance of fruit and tannin.

First

Mizzole Valpolicella Superiore 2012 13%


Corvina Rondinella and Negrara

Italy

Corney and Barrow

£13.95

Liquorice dark fruits rich bouquet of burnt sugar.bucholic and a tribute to the advance of Italian wine.

Third


Dolcetto D’Alba , De Forville 2013 13.5%

Barbera

Italy

Corney and Barrow

£18.25

This wine was served slightly cold as recommended and suffered in consequence. Hints of burnt raisins and some spice.


Beronia Reserva Rioja 1994 12.5%

Tempranillo


Spain

Majestic

Out of stock

Fruity still and vegetables vanilla but hard to explain the impact of a bouquet which has lingered in the bottle for over 20 years and is then released. Still fruity on the palate.




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