What we tasted in September 2021

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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