Tasted Sunday, 21 August 2011.
2010 The Cooperative Argentine Fairtrade Torrontes Chardonnay
Nose is full of fruits - sweet apples and peaches, sweet white stone fruits, some lemons even; really fruit driven and vibrant. Palate is dominated by lemons, grapefruit and some pith; clean acidity, runs through on the palate, very easy drinking.
2010 Domaine Rimbert La Carignatora 'Le Chant de Marjolaine'. Languedoc.
Cambridge Wine £10. A-
Old vine Carignan. Nose: Plums, sweet berries and cassis, attractive damson and violet; then a slight meaty / earthy note. On the palate, theres plenty of ripe fruit; earthy, savoury notes again, with a nice mustiness to it Proper old school in style, sweet warming spice on the finish. Charming and rustic; nice length and complexity, brilliant stuff.