Sunday, 11 December 2011.
Three wines, all drank on their own.
2010 Anchorage Chardonnay. Nelson, New Zealand.
Naked Wines | B+
Gentle, sweet oaking shows, creamy buttery tones; then followed by ripe peaches and white fruits; really rather sweet and ripe, almost floral.On the palate its quite wide and generous, some savoury touches; but filled with ripe white fruits, gentle soft acidity. Good example of integration between ripe white fruits and gentle oaking..
2010 Southern Lights Sauvignon Blanc. Marlborough, New Zealand.
Just Great Wines £9.95 | B+
A green, herby nose: green peppers, cut grass, asparagus, some gooseberry and wet flinty stones too; hints of sweet tropical fruits (passionfruit and guava) as it warmed up - a very correct varietal nose. On the palate its ever so slightly off dry; fat citrus flavours, lemony acidity; vibrant and fresh. Its a well made, lively, fruit driven wine. Provided for review.
2005 Chateau Villa Bel-Air. Graves, France.
Berry Bros | B+
Reviewed elsewhere in this blog. Still drinking beautifully, now - 2013+.