In September we were treated to a tasting of Unusual Grapes and Wines presented by John Freeland and John Malpass. Thank you for the informative and entertaining tasting.
The wines tasted were:
- Filos Estate, Aspri Petra Single Vineyard Assyrtiko, Macedonia, Greece 2020
Decanter: 91 points – ‘an absolute bargain – snap it up while you can’
Crisp and dry, great flavour with a mineral character. Great with food.
- Left Coast Estate white Pinot Noir 2019, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Wine Enthusiast 92 pts; Wine.com 91 pts. ‘If you’ve not yet tried a white Pinot from Oregon, here’s a great opportunity.’
Brilliant and good value.Needed time to reveal itself though.Fairly dry,rich mellow flavour. Good length and a nice drinker – food enhances it.
- Baron Amarillo Monastrell 2018, Edicion Limitada, Valencia, Spain
Decanter 91 pts. ‘A great example of the grape for a snip of a price’
Rich and fruity nose, becoming plummy/jammy with nice tannins and improving depth the longer you have it in the glass.
- Durif, The Voyage 2020, Victoria, Australia (Boutinot)
Decanter 91 pts. This Durif, from Boutinot, is a revelation. Delicious!
Deep purple with a big rich nose from the off. Nice tannins and some great jamminess.