Friday, 7 October 2011
Tasted Sunday, 11 September 2011.
2008 Phillip Shaw 'The Dreamer' Viognier. Orange, Australia.
Slurp Wines £12.20. A-
Very ripe peaches and sweet white fruits on the nose, some oily touches and heavy organics even showing; lovely nose, expressive and bold. Palate full of ripe fruits, fat acidity; generous and full on the palate, so much fruit; lingers on the finish. Brilliant presence, full mouthfeel; a big wine to go with food.
2009 Samos Vin Doux
Vinoteca £5.50 (375ml). B
Made from Muscat Petit Grain; deep golden colour. On the nose lots of honey and treacle, candied fruits, some floral tones too; it does smell fortified. Heavy on the palate, full; just sits on the mouth; slightly cloying and clumsy for my liking, needs a bit more acidity. Still very good value though.