Friday, March 16, 2012

Wines To Please A Wine Lover

A selection of wines tried and tasted over the past 2's a hard life ...I know!

First up...two goodies from New Zealand
Peregrine Pinot Noir 2010
Central Otego, New Zealand
Spices, dark cherries, blackcurrant fruit....quite firm...but and plums.
Points 17.5

Chard Farm Mata-au 2009
Central Otego, New Zealand
Lovely sweet fruit...fresh and lively...caramel...cherry fruit on the palate.
Points 17.5

I had purchased a bottle of the Stonier Chardonnay 2009...which was a touch too oaky for me....
but the Pinot Noir 2009 was more to my liking.
Stonier Pinot Noir 2009
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
This was lively with wild e
arthy character...spices...tart raspberries...juicy plums...good length...and good value...and only 13%.
Points 17

A mature Sauvignon Blanc next...
Erwin Sabathi Sauvignon Blanc
Merveilleux 2005

South Styria, Austria
RIPE....but missing any verve by now...would not refuse it...but the minerals and bounce that the wines have when young were all but gone. A warning not to keep them too long.
Points 16

Schubert Block B
Pinot Noir 2009

Martinborough, New Zealand
After the 2008 Marion's Vineyard I tried while in the UK...I found a source in Germany selling the wine at €23,-- I bit their hand off...and also ordered this one at € 30,-- and was rewarded with this little gem. A juicy Pinot...with cinnamon and dark cherry fruit...and silky tannins. My style of Miss Noir...and super next day as well. A great house-wine!!!!
Points 17.75

Velich Chardonnay
Tiglat 2009

Burgenland, Austria
You know you have something special instantly. This is how Chardonnay should be made. A ride on a wild horse over a cactus prairie!!! Great aromatics...and spiky minerality...dried orange peel...caramel...hazelnuts...with a decent amount of butter to heal the wounds from all that cactus!
Great stuff.
Points 17.5...and with potential.

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