Monday, 23 May 2011

Formal Hall

Sunday, 22 May 2011.

1994 Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Auslese, Gunther Fehres
Cambridge Wine. A-

Very floral, citrus, candied orange peel, some petrol and kerosene; lifted nose, delicate yet very expressive. Palate still shows fresh acidity, plenty of citrus fruits, sugar is not that high, perhaps 30g/l or so; enjoyable on its own or with food. So vibrant but very nimble. Lingers nicely.

2007 Dona Paula 'Alluvia Series' Cabernet Franc, Mendoza
Oddbins. B+(+)

Quite floral, some dark damsons; dark blueberry and blackberry, cassis; sweet spices, maybe clove and nutmeg, some woody tones. Plenty of depth and body there, refreshing acidity still; big wine, a lot of extracted dark fruits; the 14% abv can be felt. Finishes with a rather woody, green note.

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