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 November 2011 

 16/11/11

Presenter: 

Vinexpo 2013 Press ReleaseDavid Whitaker

Wines Region / Country Source Cost Comments
1. The Ned 2011 Pinot Grigio 
Marlborough, New Zealand
Majestic
£8.99
13.5%. “well liked good texture fruit and sweetness on the end, different from Alsace and Germany, very easy drinking”
2. Pauillac de Pauillac 2005
Bordeaux, France
Majestic
£19.99
13%. Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (35%), Cabernet Franc (4%) and Petit Verdot (1%).
“harshness to nose ” “green flavour ” “ right bank subtlety ” ” lean , unpleasant”
3. Château Batailley Grand Cru 2004 
Bordeaux, France
Majestic
£30.00
13%. Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), Merlot (25%), Cabernet Franc (3%) and Petit Verdot (2%).
“better balance ” , “ tannin covered by fruit ” , “ greater length and subtlety ” . Preferred to the first wine
4. Clos d’Yvigne 2007 Le Rouge et le Noir
Bergerac, France
Majestic
£9.99
13.5%. Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), Merlot (25%)
“burnt nose ” “ young fruit ” “ good length ” “ pepper ” 2 dry and lean taste ” . Well liked
5. Bodegas Príncipe de Viana Agramont 2007 Crianza
Navarra, Spain
Majestic
£7.99
13.5%. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Tempranillo.
“lively fresh taste but lacking length fruit driven and taste persists well liked”
6. Kanonkop 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Majestic
£24.00
14%. Believed to have up to 15% Merlot. “smooth fruit and mouthfeel" "balancef, good citrus taste but might lack tannin" "sweet finish”
7. Rustenberg 2006 Peter Barlow
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Majestic
£35.00
14%. 100% new French oak. Savoury, meaty nose heading towards burnt rubber. Blackcurrant fruit (Ribena), needs more edges.
8. McGuigan 2009 The Shortlist
Coonawarra, South Australia
Majestic
£14.99
13%. A menthol freshness to the nose. Some rhubarb on the palate with a tangy, artificial citric acidity. Smooth tannins and a slightly cooked aspect.
9. Petaluma 2007 Coonawarra Red
Coonawarra, South Australia
Majestic
£22.00
14.5%. Cabernet Sauvignon (48%), Merlot (37%), Petit Verdot (5%) and Shiraz (10%).
“complex, sweet approach but lacks some austerity" "sweet fruit, creamy taste, good length" "a good wine”
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