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.

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