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 July 2011 



Vinexpo 2013 Press ReleaseRichard Whinney (for Laura Kent)

Wines Region / Country Source Cost Comments
1. Dorsheimer Pittermannchen, Michael Schafer 1991   QbA
Nahe, Germany
9.5%. Full bodied. Mature. Typical oily nose/taste. Classic Riesling. Incredible for age. Hint of sweetness.
2. Eitelsbacher Karthauserhofberg 2006 Spätlese
Mosel, Germany
Richard Granger
9.5%. Full bodied. More primary fruit. Complex. Hint of noble rot. Exotic fruits.
3. Reichsrat von Buhl 2010 Trocken       
Pfalz, Germany
Carruthers & Kent
12%. Acid. Austere. Thin. More like a Chenin. White peach nose.
4. Moncellier 2010 Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
Richard Granger
14%. Typical NZ nose, grassy NZ style, austere lemony sweetness, metallic finish. What gave NZ a bad name.
5. Sherwood Estate 2008 Clearwater  Sauvignon Blanc
Waipara Valley, New Zealand
Carruthers & Kent
13%. Toasted barrels, oaked sulphur, yeast contact, not enough acid, complex wine, not attractive to drink.
6.  Astolabe 2010 Discovery Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
13%. Sulphur. Sauv. Blanc on steroids, mango juice, bizzare!, blackcurrant leaves.
7. Selvapiana Chianti Riserva Rufina 2004
Tuscany, Italy
Carruthers & Kent
14%. Good tannins, drying out, fruity hint of vanilla.
8. Nipozzano Chianti Riserva Rufina 2007
Tuscany, Italy
13.5%. Good tannins, flat middle, salty nose, tar & spices.
9. Cantina del Montalcino, Poggio del Sasso IGT 2009
Tuscany, Italy
Richard Granger
13%. Pedestrian, a nice wine, cherry, big tannins, rustic.
10. Vinalba Gran Reserva 2008
Mendoza, Argentina
14.5%. Old blackberry nose, caramel, intrinsic Malbec sweetness, quite sweet blackcurrant, liquorice.
11.Pulenta Est. 2008 Mendoza, Argentina
Richard Granger
14.5%. Meaty wood (too much?), blackcurrant, liquorice, rich, mouth filling.
12. Colome Estate 2009 Salta, Argentina Carruthers & Kent £15.99 14.5%. Sulphur nose, meaty, blackcurrant, liquorice, acidic, stalky.

Reviewed on the North East Wino Blog posting "4 by 3...a NEWTS Tasting"

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