Monday, 11 October 2010

Formal Hall

The Society's Exhibition Cairanne 2007
The Wine Society, £20 (Magnum). A-

Plum, cherry, red fruits galore. Compote, berries, bit of smoke and tar on the nose too. Filling palate, mouthfeel very nice and wide, a generous wine. Acidity is pleasantly there, tannins ripe. This was decanted an hour before serving, it did soften the palate and allowed the bouquet to open up. Good solid rhone, excellent ripeness in vintage shows; will develop another 2-3 years but drinking well now.

Royal Tokaji Ats Cuvee Late Harvest 2007
The Wine Society, £10.95 (50cl). A-

Honey, acacia, floral, sweet citrus, valencia oranges, some marmalade, with a touch of bitterness towards the end. Plenty of acidity running through, sweet but not cloying; feels really light, fresh and lively. Excellent light dessert wine, really fruity stuff.

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