Drinking Outside The Box

With Simon Woods – wine for people who have a life

Wine Tasting Video: Scheurebe from Austria, Gewurztraminer from Chile & South Africa June 28, 2012 at 4:54 pm

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Hannes Sabathi Scheurebe Klassik 2010, Südsteiermark, Austria (N/A in the UK)
Flinty Sauvignon-like character, grapefruit and lemon coming through strongly, but there’s a real sense of the soil, lovely fresh, summer seafood wine, dry and bracing, light in alcohol but full in flavour. S-

Neethlingshof Gewürztraminer 2011, Stellenbosch, South Africa (was £9.99 Waitrose)
Classic Gewurz aromas, decayed rose petal and lychee headiness, some candied citrus peel and peach too, plus a touch of sweetness, rounded and juicy, not too oily and finishes in fresh and tasty fashion. B(+)

Yali National Reserva Gewürztraminer 2010, Colchagua, Chile (£8.49 Majestic)
Has some of the rose petal, but lacks the aromatics and the main impression is of lemon jelly – OK, but not Gewurzy enough. C+

Viña Leyda Gewürztraminer Reserva 2009, Leyda Valley, Chile (£9.99 Virgin Wines – looks like they’ve moved onto 2010…)
Intriguing – has the nutty/leesy spent match character found in some white Burgundies. Does have some spicy floral notes, but it’s the tangy citrus and apple fruit and minerally finesse that are more prominent. Me like. S(-)

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  • Robert Giorgione says:

    Nice video Simon. A few years ago I used to serve Hannes Sabathi wines during my wine buying/head sommelier spell at Orrery in Marylebone.

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