Aromatic white wines from France & Argentina


Hugel Gentil 2014, Alsace, France (£13.90 Cambridge Wine Merchants Ltd, The Oxford Wine Company Ltd, Salut Wines, Lewis & Cooper Ltd, Taurus Wines, Last Drop Wines Ltd, Liquorice, Italian Continental Stores Ltd)
No shortage of flavour here, with peachy weight, a lightly perfumed edge and creamy buttery notes, but it’s all reined in by a slightly saline note and fresh citrus acidity. S-

Kaiken Terroir Series Torrontés 2015, Salta, Argentina (£9.99 Bon Coeur Fine Wines, Dalling & Co, South Downs Cellars, Grape & Grind)
Reminds me of insufficiently diluted Roses lime cordial, with a richer guava and passionfruit note a slightly bitter finish. Some will love it but it’s not for me. C+

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