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A Red Squirrel Selection

Derek - Sat, July 19, 2014

A Red Squirrel Selection

Clos Rocailleux

Andillac

Gaillac

White Wines

Clos Rocailleux White 2012 92 2014-18

Mauzac

Tasted at the LWF June 2014

The nose is fresh the start of the palate lime driven with the mix of fruits the minerals and flint give a racy crispness. There are hints of tropical fruits at the back a little more weight a touch of sweetness the finish though lean long and flinty.

Rosé Wines

Clos Rocailleux Rosé 2012 91 2014-16

Braucol

Tasted at the LWF June 2014

The nose is fresh and quite light but the palate has more depth richer flavours a strong strawberry character. There is underlying acidity mineral freshness at the back palate with a light long finish.

Meinklang

Pamhagen

Burgenland

White Wines

Grüner Veltliner 2013 92 2014-19

Tasted at the Carlton Club June 2014

Gooseberry, lime and apple the mix of fruits is fresh the start of the palate crisp. There is more depth in the middle richer flavours pear and greengage. The lime and lemon at the back refresh with the flavours lingering on the long finish.

Red Wines

Graupert Zweigelt 2010 91 2014-19

Tasted at the Carlton Club June 2014

The mix of red fruits is fresh on the nose but the palate has more sweetness ripe strawberry fleshiness. Layers of flavour the fresher Fruits underpinned by richer flavours with the red fruits giving a bright fresh feel to the finish.

Konkret St Laurent 2009 93 2014-19

Tasted at the Carlton Club June 2014

Rich fruit the nose has depth the palate lots of concentrated flavours. The fruit feels ripe sweet in the middle and although there is a balancing freshness the rich ripe black and red fruits give flesh on the back palate

Meinklang

Somló

White Wines

J 10 Jurfark 2010 92 2014-18

Tasted at the Carlton Club June 2014

The nose has lots of complexity with ripe apples hazel nuts and some citrus. The mix on the mid palate is richer ripe apples and pears with mineral and lime refreshing the back palate the apricots and hazel nuts adding to the complexity.

Weninger

Sopron

Red Wines

Kekfrankos Balf 2011 92 2014-19

Tasted at the Carlton Club June 2014

Bramble black cherry the black fruits are fresh the start of the palate herbal. The mid palate has lots of rich sweet fruit layers of flavours. Although the back palate seems firm there is sweetness a ripe black fruited mix on the finish.

Sopron 2011 90 2014-20

Kekfrankos Pinot Noir Cabernet Franc Merlot

Tasted at the Carlton Club June 2014

Fresh on the nose black fruits have an underlying herbal twist. The start of the palate has a mix of fresh fruits and the mid palate is firm with obvious tannins. There is sweetness at the back cassis and mulberry but it finishes lighter slightly herbal.

Tornai

Somló

White Wines

Zenit 2012 93 2014-19

Tasted at the Carlton Club June 2014

The nose has ripe peach depth and the start of the palate is sweet with a complex mix of flavours. Lime and apple refresh the palate quite light in the middle with the mineral and flint at the back giving a racy freshness on the finish.

Azienda Agricola Bruna

Liguria

White Wines

U Baccan 2011 92 2014-17

Pigato

Tasted at the LWF June 2014

The nose has lots of different flavours a mix of herbs sage and thyme, some sweet peach and greengage all underpinned by lighter fresher citrus. Layers of flavour the flint and mineral, the sweet fruit give bitter sweet character lots of interest lively and fresh on the finish.

Le Russeghine Pigato 2012 91 2014-18

Tasted at the LWF June 2014

Lean and mineral the nose is fresh the start of the palate crisp. The chalky flint on the mid palate is underpinned by richer fruit ripe peach and apricot with the flinty mineral giving a lovely lean crispness on the finish and bringing out an aromatic mix of sage and thyme.

Red Wines

Bansìgu Rosse Colline Savonesi 2012 90 2014-18

Tasted at the LWF June 2014

Light on the nose with fresh red fruits on the palate the fruit is slightly overshadowed by the mid acidity. It does fill out at the back richer and fleshier a feeling of ripeness and this leaves more weight and depth on the finish.

Rossese 2013 93 2014-18

Tasted at the LWF June 2014

Light fresh redcurrant and raspberry although light both nose and palate has lots of character. The mid palate is sweeter still red fruited lots of wild strawberries and this gives a richer feel to the finish.

Azienda Agricola Altavia

Dolceacqua

Liguria

Red Wines

Rossese di Dolceacqua Superiore 2009 93 2014-18

Tasted at the LWF June 2014

The nose has a mix of fruits sweet black and freshred lots of complexity. The mid palate has richness depth of fruit but it feels lighter at the back fresh redcurrant with a hint of fragrance

Pazo de Villarei

Rais Baixas

White Wine

Abadia do Seixo Albariño 2012 91 2014-17

Tasted at the LWF June 2014

Citrusy the nose is light very fresh and the start of the palate is very lime driven. Hints of tropical fruits in the middle give more weight a richer feel with the citrus mix giving crispness on the long finish.

Vinteloper

McLaren Vale

White Wines

R1 / 13 Watervale Riesling 2013 90 2014-18

Clare Valley

Tasted at the LWF June 2014

The nose is fresh white flowered the start of the palate citrusy and slightly herbal. Greengage gives richness in the middle but at the back lime the grassy green leaf character refresh.

PG 13 Southern Fleurie Pinot Gris 2013 91 2014-19

Tasted at the LWF June 2014

The nose is light fragrant the palate lean and fresh with slate and mineral. It fills out in the middle with ripe greengage richness but the citrus the flint is there at the back the finish racy and long.

Red Wines

Adelo Red 2012 91 2015-20

Touriga Nacional 65%Shiraz 25% Pinot noir 6% Grenache 4%

Tasted at the LWF June 2014

Fresh red fruits with sweeter black give complexity on the palate. The mid palate is quite rich and sweet but behind red fruited acidity lightens and refreshes and the finish is quite tight with some firm tannin.

McLaren Vale Shiraz 2010 91 2014-18

Tasted at the LWF June 2014

Black pepper gives spice to the nose red fruits give freshness with richer black giving more depth on the mid palate. Under the sweet fruit there is freshness a mix of reds fruits the finish slightly lighter with black pepper spice.

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