Monday 9 June 2014
One Riesling, One Chardonnay & One Mystery
2011 Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett, Willi Schaefer
A young, lively nose with notes of pears, lemon candy, grass and sweet minerals. A hint of banana peel after a while. Very good.
The taste is young, cool and fresh with notes of pears, melon, gravel and candied lemon peels. A medium long, balanced finish. A bit of earth. And a nice acidity for structure. Very good.
87p (tasted 2014/05)
NV The Experimental Wine, Artisan
This fun wine I tasted courtesy of David - thanks! But I didn´t get the cepage of this one, so this is the mystery...
Anyway, it has a young, salivating nose with notes of ripe yellow pears, ginger, fresh herbs and some interesting rubber scents. Deep and fine. A touch of oak also. Complex.
The taste is young and juicy with notes of pears, lime, grass and pickled ginger. A good, although not that high acidity. A long, fine finish. Very, very good.
90p (tasted 2014/05)
2012 Nine Yards Chardonnay, Jordan
The 2009 vintage of this South African Chardonnay was a real stunner and the 2012 is not far behind. The nose is big, seductive and fat with notes of peaches, cold butter, lemon cream, summer flowers and cap gun smoke. Very, very fine. Deep and powerful. Reminds me of a bigger, yet balanced Puligny-Montrachet.
The taste is young, juicy and hedonistic with notes of lemon cream, melon, cap gun smoke and a touch of passion fruit. A fine acidity to match the intense fruit. A sweet minerality. Just lovely!
92p (tasted 2014/05)