Tasted Thursday, 18 Nov 2010.
Dont know where the wines came from or how much it cost.
The Lane Unwooded Chardonnay 08
Clean, nice, refreshing. White fruits, peach, some citrus, though not much; some layered organic notes too (which is weird since its supposed to be unwooded) which gives it good texture. Nice structure overall - a correct Chardonnay.
Six Tonner Merlot 09 Darling Cellars
Quite green, peppery, decent red fruits. Some minty there too, with woody and leafy tones. Tastes a bit too extracted and alcoholic. Somehow it feels hot but not ripe. Weird.
Coto de Imaz Rioja Reserva 04
Another correct expression of Rioja. Despite the age, plenty of acidity still evident, even tart and drying acidity, the good, lip smacking kind of acidity. Fruits are mainly muted red fruits, plenty of freshness in the palate; its a vibrant wine, lively, and needs food.