The Edinburgh Wine Club 

 Does Age Matter?

May 9, 2016

Wine

Grape

Country

Scores

Price

Comments

Ranking 1-3 and Best Value


Pila Reserva 2011 14.5%-

Tempranillo,

18mths oak and bottle

Rioja

4=5th


BV-5=1st

£9

/16


Deep cherry red/brickred rim

Fruit/vanilla nose bright red

Cherry+ spice, lingering

BV


Pila Reserva 2009 13.5%

Tempranillo

36mths oak and 12 bottle

Rioja

2=7th equal


BV-1

£10

/17


Ruby red/orange rim

Liquorice,b/berry,choc tones

Ripe tannins, spice, vanilla



Pila Gran Reserva 2006 13.5%

Tempranillo+Mazuelo,

(10%)

Rioja

2=7thequal


BV-1

£14

/22


aged complexity and evolved

berry+wild herb flavours,

toast,balsamic,velvety tannins



Ch Ramage la Batisse 2010

13% 16 awards




Merlot and Cabernet Sauv

(12 months in French oak)

Bordeaux Haut-Medoc

Next to Lafitte

Zero

£16

/26


tasting-cedar wood,

cassis+liquorice

(classic hallmarks of

Haut-Medoc), rounded

with fresh,ripe fruit.



Ch Ramage la Batisse 2009

13%



3=6th

£16

Merlot- “plummy” – b’currants,

Damsons, blackberries



Ch Ramage la Batisse 2008

13%



23=first


BV-2

£16

Cab Sauv-Black fruits esp

b’currants and black cherry with

mint or green pepper

First


Ch Ramage la Batisse 2005

13%

Merlot,

Cab Sauv,

Cab Franc,

Petit Verdot


7=3rd


BV-1

£16


Third


Fox Creek Reserve 2012 14.5%

Best in Oz 2012+gold from France, Spain, Germany

Shiraz

McLaren Vale

19=2nd

£37

low cropping, hand pruning, ideal conditions with cooling sea breezes- smoky

blackberry, dark choc,spice

and liquorice

Second


Pedro Ximenez SherryJerez – 15% £10 (37.5cl)




Pedro Ximenez

Jerez

6=4th


BV-1

£10 (half bottle)


specially selected + blended

by Romate – deep ebony

dense aromas of raisins

dates + honey. Palate is long,

candied with fruit finish.

Serve with blue cheese,

ice-cream, dark choc.



All wines sourced from Laithwaites except Fox Creek (from vineyard) and Pedro Ximenez (Great Western Wine).
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