Drinking Outside The Box

With Simon Woods – wine for people who have a life

Rieslings from Germany & Washington State plus a tasty Torrontes May 1, 2010 at 8:00 pm

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O Fournier Urban Uco Torrontes 2009, Cafayate, Salta, Argentina (£7.50 Bowes Wines)
Clean, fresh, zippy, the grapey edge of Muscat meets the more perfumed hand-cream and lychee edge of Gewürztraminer, not hugely complex but good perfumed quaffer. B(+)

Snoqualmie Naked Riesling 2008, Columbia Valley, Washington State, USA (~£11.50 Stratfords Wines)
Fresh, quite rounded and rich, simple but balanced with tangy citrus acidity and cooked apple and peach flesh. B+

Meulenhof Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett 2008, Mosel, Germany (£9.90 Tanners)
Delightful, sprightly style, with lively quince and citrus fruit, mineral notes like wet slate and racy acidity – long, fresh, pure and delicate. S(+)

Leitz Rüdesheimer Riesling Kabinett 2008, Rheingau, Germany (£13.50 Booths, www.everywine.co.uk)
Richer, rounder and more peachy than the Meulenhof, with crystallised pineapple and crystallised and fresh orange, still with the tangy backbone of acidity and touch of mineral. S

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