Saturday, 16 April 2011


Tasted Wednesday, 13 Apil 2011.

2009 Broken Shackle Classic White, Semillon Chardonnay Chenin Blanc. Big Rivers, Australia.


Attractive, fat citrus, grape fruits maybe tropical, some lively white stone fruits once its warmed up a bit, good expansive, the semillon giving it some fatness, perhaps even a touch of mineral streak. Flavours are focused, well made. With food or on its own.

2009 Pegoes Santo Isidro Tinto, Vinho Regional Peninsula de Setubal, Portugal

Smells slightly alcoholic, like burnt almost, behind that some dark red fruits, cherries. Palate is soft, red fruits immediately there on the palate, unfortunately its a bit thin, I guess its made in a more modern style to give enjoyment straight away. Nothing wrong, but it lacks complexity.

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