Monday, 15 November 2010

Formal Hall

Tasted Sunday, 14 November 2010

Kimbao Sauvignon Blanc 09. Chile.
NakedWines, £8.99. B+

Full, fresh, plenty of fruits, not overly Sauvignon Blanc. Theres gooseberry, green, but not big and overpowering. Well balanced. Still drinking well but probably slightly past its peak.

Domain Jean Jacques Girard Bourgogne Cuvee Bastille 09
Noel Young, £13.99. B+

Violets, damson, feels red. Cherry, touch of farmyard, earth, wood. Fresh, vibrant acidity, expressive and yet soft, so much ripe fruit, its really juicy for a Burgundy - definitely not the muted type. Really lively, well made to be enjoyed young, delightful.

Mitchell Noble Semillon Clare Valley 06
Tanners, £8.10 (375ml). B+

Definitely botrytis on the nose, honeysuckle. Plenty of acidity on the palate and bitterness at the back, red grapefruit, candied lemon. Good balance, not cloying with good lingering finish.

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