Another of the catch-up-on-tasting-notes posts (see intro HERE if that doesn’t make sense) Trimbach Riesling 2012, Alsace, France (£10.95 The Wine Society) On the sleek rather than showy style of Alsace Riesling, but amid the mineral freshness and taut grapefruit flavours, there’s a touch of the exotic, with some spice (ginger), […]

Two lovely Rieslings from opposite sides of the world

Trentham Estate Pinot Noir 2014, Murray Darling, Australia (£10.99 Booths) It’s an OK glass of wine, with slightly jammy raspberry flavours and a touch of mint, but apart from the pale colour, I’d never have had it as Pinot Noir. C(+) Escarpment ‘The Edge’ Pinot Noir 2014, Martinborough, New Zealand […]

Pinot Noir from Australia, New Zealand & Chile

Zephyr Riesling 2011, Marlborough (£13.49 The Bon Vivant’s Companion) Quite soft and surprisingly mature for 2011, has ripe, slightly bruised apple flavour, along with a dusting of icing sugar, I like the clean mineral streak on the finish, but this feels old before its time. B Craggy Range Te Muna […]

Wine Tasting Video: Eight New Zealand Rieslings

Yali Wetland Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Lolol, Colchagua, Chile (£7.49 Majestic) Very ‘green’ aromas – grass, nettles, herbs – plus abundant lime and gooseberry flavours tinged with green pepper, quite rounded and generous then some citrus bite on finish. B(+) Casa Silva Cool Coast Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Paredones, Colchagua, Chile (£15 […]

Wine Tasting Video: Sauvignon Blanc from Chile & New Zealand