The Edinburgh Wine Club 

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10th November, 2016


Wine

Grape

Country

Supplier

Price

Comments



Ranking 1-3 and best value / best white

       FIZZ 1

The Society’s Champagne Brut

 Private Cuvee

    NV  12.5%



Chardonnay 45%

Pinot Noir 28%

Pinot Meunier 27%


Champagne

    France


Wine Society


£28:00


Pale lemon with red apple, nuts, yeast and floral notes.

Soft and round with fine bubbles, sustained concentration with the classic fruitiness of Champagne. A touch of oak, lemon and biscuit.




       FIZZ 2

 Nyetimber

 Classic Cuvee

       12%

      2010


Chardonnay

Pinot Noir

Pinot Meunier


  Sussex

  England


Wine Society


£28:00


An elegant wine, pale and golden.

Complex aromas of toast and spice.

A gorgeous creamy texture, soft bubbles, mouth filling and persistent. Luscious notes of lemon/almond pastry and brioche. Good length.



       WHITE 1

 RK

Von Kesselstatt

          11.5%

          2015




 Riesling


  Mosel

Germany



Wine Society



£9:50

.

Review from our friend Jancis. “Just the ticket, herby dry Riesling with lots of fruit and just the right amount of acidity- lots of it but counterbalanced by that kerpow of fruit on the mid palate. Good value.”




       WHITE 2


   Vin D’ Alsace

        13%

        2015






  Riesling


 Alsace

 France


Majestic


£9:50


Pale straw. On the nose fresh fruit with steely determination! Taste, ripe pear, lemon and apple. It is clean on the palate with a citrus finish






WHITE A

Sancerre

Domaine Vacheron

         13.5%

         2015



   Sauvignon 

Blanc

   


  Sancerre 

    Loire

   France                                      


  Majestic


£17:99

An organic wine with a fabulously aromatic nose. Palate hints of gooseberry, green apple and elderflower, the fruits are balanced by a rich smokiness, and steely palate.

Has a mineral, elegant long finish.


WHITE B

 Greywacke

 Marlborough

        13.5%

        2015



   Sauvignon

Blanc


Ma/borough

New Zealand   


   Wine

  Society


£15:99


Aromas of peach, melon papaya and tomato leaf.

The palate is crisp but mouth filling with notes of grapefruit and lemongrass, has well balanced fruit acidity. A small portion has been oak fermented.



   Best White


  3rd with 7 points

RED 1

Jackson Estate

 Vintage Widow

       13.5%

        2013



 Pinot Noir


Ma/borough

New Zealand                

 


 Majestic


 £16:99

Made according to traditional Burgundian methods. Earthy aromas with spice and cedar. Ripe berries and spices on the palate with lots of luscious fruit, a whisper of smoke leads to a satisfying finish. Ten months in 100% French oak barrels, oak well integrated.


 

1st with 21 points

RED 2

Mischief & Mayhem

    Bourgogne

        13%

        2013



 Pinot Noir


Burgundy

   France



  Waitrose


£12:99


On the nose scents of strawberry, raspberry and vanilla.

Soft and round on the palate with juicy cherry fruit and spice notes.


RED 3

Catherine Marshall

Pinot Noir on Sandstone Soils.

        13%

       2014


 Pinot Noir


Elgin Valley

South Africa



Great Grog


£15:35


Minimal intervention production. On the nose nougat. In the mouth silky berry fruit and smokiness. Some plum with black cherry and cranberry supported by minerality and oak tannins. Quite Burgundian in style. Received 5 * in the Platter Wine Guide.








2nd with 11 points






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