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Wine Tasting Video: Austrian Gruner Veltliner, Sauvignon from Chile & New Zealand February 14, 2014 at 11:19 am

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Laurenz V Charming Grüner Veltliner Kamptal Reserve 2012, Austria (~£19 contact Bibendum)
Fresh young stony style, tangy apple and pear underpinned with citrus freshness and an undercurrent of saline minerality. S-

Laurenz V Silver Bullet Grüner Veltliner Kamptal Reserve 2012, Austria (~£14.50 per 50cl contact Bibendum)
Quite a full, rich style but still fresh, has the classic lentil and white pepper overtones on top of peachy flesh, with a salty briny bite to clean up the finish. S

Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Marlborough, New Zealand (£16.99 **list of stockists at the end of the post)
This shows some of the typical Sauvignon characters – gooseberry, blackcurrant leaf, a light catty citrus edge – but it’s less about the herbaceous and fruity, and more about crispness, finesse and almost earthy mineral restraint. Sauvignon for Chablis drinkers. S(+)

Errázuriz Aconcagua Costa Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Chile (£12.49 Waitrose, Wimbledon Wine Cellars, Wine Reserve)
Dumb to start with, but then opens up to show a combination of quite bold guava and rhubarb flavours and tauter citrus & green apple here. Good salty, stony mineral notes, nice wine. S(-)

**Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc stockists:
Corks of Cotham, Ceci Paolo, The Colchester Wine Company, Cooden Cellars, D Byrne & Co, Divine Fine Wines, Eton Vintners, Eagle’s Wines, Field & Fawcett, Flourish & Prosper, Great Horkesley Wine Centre, Halifax Wine Co, HarperWells.com, Imbibros, The New Zealand House of Wine, Noel Young Wines, Planet of the Grapes, Quintessentially Wine, Roberts & Speight, Satchells of Burnham Market, The Secret Cellar, Selfridges, Slurp.co.uk, Swig, Tivoli Wines, The Vineyard (Dorking), Vinology, Vin Neuf, Whole Foods Market, Winedirect.co.uk, Wine Man, Wined Up Here, TheWineReserve.co.uk, Lockett Bros, WoodWinters, House of Menzies, Aitken Wines, Fountainhall Wines, Giacopazzi, The Fine Wine Company, Valvona & Crolla

Categorised in: Aconcagua, Gruner Veltliner, Kamptal, Marlborough, Sauvignon Blanc, Video, wine, Wine Education


  • Damien says:

    surely not Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2012? We’ve been on 2013 since October last year?!

  • Simon says:

    Probably my fault. A combination of one of those samples that I should have tried sooner with a delay in posting the video – I filmed this end of Oct 2013. But as you’ll see from the pic of the bottle in the vid, it definitely was 2012. And very nice it was too, although I’m aware that 2013 was an even better vintage

  • great video and selection of wines.

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