Drinking Outside The Box

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Wine Tasting Video: Chilean Viognier, Austrian Gruner Veltliner & Riesling from Australia & Germany February 7, 2013 at 3:21 pm

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Laurenz V Charming Grüner Veltliner 2011, Kamptal, Austria (£20.25 Bibendum)
Rich but dry and structured style, balancing peach and pineapple plumpness with a citrus bite and an underpinning of stony minerality, lovely wine. S

Prinz von Hessen Riesling Steckenpferd 2011, Rheingau, Germany (N/A in the UK)
Sweet and sour style with tense orange and cranberry flavours and a juicy sweetness – remember Fruit Salad chews? Soil and mineral notes lurk in the background, while zesty acidity holds it all together. S(+)

Woolundry Road Riesling 2011, Margaret River, Australia (£9.99 Virgin Wines)
Precise, restrained style, lots of toasty lemon and lime flavours, clean, rich and ripe, but maybe just a touch simple. S-

Harvey Nichols Riesling 2011 (Killikanoon), Clare Valley, Australia (£16 Harvey Nichols)
Taut, aristocratic style, with an upright, even steely backbone of crisp acidity and river pebble mineral notes, and vibrant lemon, lime and Grannie Smiths apple flavours. Tight and lean to start with, but uncurls beautifully with time, and should age brilliantly. S+

Casa Silva Lolol Viognier 2011, Colchagua, Chile (£11.95 Avery’s, Frank Stainton Wines, Harrods, Inverarity 1:1)
Is there a better Chilean Viognier than this? Classic peachy nut kernel and creamy richness, but with enough tang and freshness to hold it all together. Yummy wine. S-

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