Drinking Outside The Box

With Simon Woods – wine for people who have a life

A pair of aromatic white wines from opposite sides of the world January 29, 2016 at 11:47 am

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VV Loureiro João Portugal Ramos Vinho Verde Loureiro 2014, João Portugal (£7.99 Adnams)
Fresh young style, with sappy citrus flavours and alight briny bite, maybe veers just a little towards the jelly on the finish, but otherwise good. B-

 

 

Leeuwin RR

Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling 2013, Margaret River, Australia (£17.50-£19.99 Domaine Direct, Beaconsfield Wine Cellars, Bottle Apostle, Fortnum & Mason, Hedonism Wines, Jeroboams, Luvians)
Lovely tense young wine, with its taut lemon, lime and green apple fruit pepped up by notes of spice, flint and herbs, cool and confident finish. I like it now, but there’s the spine of racy acidity that will keep it in fine fettle for 5+ more years. S

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