Stuart George

Miscellaneous tasting notes

In Tastings on January 4, 2010 at 10:17 pm

Some wines that I have tried recently in London.

FRANCE

2008 Luc & Jérôme Choblet Chardonnay Vieilles Vignes

Mâconnais in style, though actually from the Loire. Good wine.

2007 Maison Champy Pernand-Vergelesses Clos de Bully

Some youthful oak still apparent. Sweet and juicy fruit. Drink now to 2012.

2002 Champagne Pierre Vaudon Brut

Noticeably richer and more elegant than the Pierre Vaudon NV. One of the best vintages of this wine that I have tried.

2005 Les Allées de Cantemerle

Supple and soft. Yum. Perhaps a bit too ripe?

AUSTRALIA

2007 Heggies Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay Eden Valley

A bit of coconut on the nose. More butter on the palate – well-judged oak. Good.

2008 Jim Barry The Florita Riesling Eden Valley

A punch of rich fruit on the finish. Good.

2005 Yalumba The Signature  Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Barossa

Slightly fecal nose, some tobacco. Full and warming, with a nice structure. Age to 2015 for more smoothness.

1987 Seppeltsfield Para

Madeira-like nose. Very rich, with a long finish. Very good.

Seppeltsfield Rutherglen Grand Muscat NV

Lighter nose – Muscat! Thick, unctuous texture. Very rich and sweet but fresh. Yum. Really good.

2006 Icely Road Chardonnay Mayfield Vineyards Orange

White peach aromas. Subtle and very well-made. Good.

PORTUGAL

2007 Prats & Symington Chryseia

Velvety and luscious. Good length. Age to 2015+?

2008 Alves de Sousa Reserva Pessoal Branco

Gold colour. Not as oxidised as expected on the nose… A hint of acetate. Soft, dry and rich. Very esoteric.

2007 CV Curriculum Vitae Douro Red

Lots of fruit, not over-oaked, full and firm. Good.

2004 Quinta da Fonte do Ouro Reserva Dão

Mature. Still some rustic tannin but smooth and balanced. No excessive oak. Highly drinkable. Considering that the cork was only 37mm long, it has aged well.

ARGENTINA

2006 Finca Sophenia Synthesis The Blend Mendoza

Rolland in excelsis – fleshy, ripe, plummy fruit. Yum.

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