Marsanne



Tahbilk Marsanne 2014, Nagambie Lakes, Australia (£11 Armit Wines, Taurus Wines) With its floral apple crumble character, dry mineral zestiness and touch of honey, there’s plenty going on in this wine. Drinking well now, but from past experience of this wine, I know it’s going to give pleasure for several […]

Assorted Whites from Australia, England & Italy


Vignobles Jeanjean Mas Neuf Pays d’Oc Muscat Sec 2014, Languedoc, France (£9.99 Majestic) Sprightly young style, with grapey intensity but also notes of apple, citrus and Gewürz-like lychee and spice. Very tasty. B+ Domaine d’Aupilhac Coteaux du Languedoc Blanc ‘Les Cocalières’ 2014, France (£14.95 The Wine Society) Rich, heady, exotic […]

Two white wines from southern France





First Drop Wines Bella Coppia Arneis 2009, Adelaide Hills, Australia (£12.99 from October 2010 New School Wines Ltd, The Secret Cellar, Cambridge Wine Merchants) Clean, fresh and zesty, combining fleshy pear fruit with crisp citrussy acidity and a slightly briny/savoury finish. B+ Zalze Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2009, Western Cape, […]

Three Cape Chenin Blancs + Viognier, Arneis & Marsanne