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 March 2011 



Vinexpo 2013 Press ReleaseDavid Whitaker (1&2), Harry Rose (3&4), Geoff Cullen (5&8), Fred Bell (6&7)

Wines Region / Country Source Cost Comments
1. Christophe Pichon 2001 Condrieu
Rhône, France
12%. “fruity” “good acidity” “apricots and peach” “excellent” “this really helps the lets drink more white movement” well received, even the iffy bottle was liked by some.
2. Alpha Domus 2008 “The Wingwalker”
Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
14%. “this is all the things people say about Condrieu but it isn’t” “very fresh” “hazelnuts” “oily nose” “citrus zing”. Everyone liked.
3.  Masetti 2007 Pomino Rosso
Tuscany, Italy
14%. 60% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot. Fermented in wooden vats before blending and aged in Oak for 18 months. “typical Italian” “light” “refined palate” “smoky cherry nose”. generally liked
4. Bardou 2006 St. Chinian
Languedoc, France
13.5%. Made from vines in a small block with its own micro climate aged in 55% new and 45% 1 year old oak. “thin” “smoke” “tar” “liquorice” “smooth mouth feel” “ lacks complexity” generally liked
5. Cousino Macul  2007 “Finis Terrae”
Maipo Valley, Chile
14%. “minty nose” “mansion polish” “ribena” “tobacco” “spicy edge” “tar on finish” “a very good wine” “ not an old world wine”. well received.
6.  Yalumba 2007 M/G/S
Victoria, Australia
13.5%. 60% Mouverdre, 22% Grenache, 18% Shiraz, hand picked 1 year in oak. “herby nose” “spice” “smoke” “blackberry” “chocolate” “good complexity” “classy wine”. well liked
7. Vieux Telegraphe 2003 “La Crau”
Rhône, France
14.5%. 65% Grenache 15% Syrah and 15% Mouvedre. Hand picked 3 years in oak considered the best value Chateaunerf. “good depth2 “wall of tannin matched by its fruit” “integrated” considered the best
8. St. Hallet 2006 “Old Block Shiraz” 
South Australia
14.5%. made from 79% Barossa and 21% Eden valley grapes. This wine is well known for its aging qualities. “concentrated” “ to young, needs 5 years���� “needs time to round” Has the potential to be a great wine    

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