Note that Members are required to confirm attendance at the next tasting and paying the tasting fee in advance. It will not be possible for guests to attend or for members to simply turn up on the night owing to space limitations.
In May we held a tasting hosted by members of our committee, with wines in half-bottle sourced from a fantastic range from The Wine Society. A big thank you to the presenters and thanks to our members for your continuing support.
Casa Ferreirinha Planalto Reserva 2019 (Tim Hobbs) Straw coloured, lemon, mineral and stone fruit nose, fairly dry. A pleasant drinker with decent length and fair value for £4.50. Multiple Portuguese grape varieties lead by Malvasia. Food suggestions are Octopus, shellfish, pork or chicken.
Soave Classico Pieropan 2019 (Julian Osborne) Pale yellow, dry mineral nose. Crisp, dry, nicely acidic. Touch of grapefruit, with nice length and body. A well made quality wine which goes well with seafood, creamy risotto, and antipasti.
Jurancon Sec, Chant des Vignes, Domaine Cauhape 2019 (John Freeland) Pale apricot, with a shy nose initially. Admirably fruity Pyrenean white. Exhilarating and fresh, with flashes of grapefruit and pineapple. Plenty body and length which finished dryer. A well made wine from a sometimes overlooked area noted for sweet wines.
Chinon, Temps des Cerises, Dom de la Noblaie 2019 (Tim Edwards) Deep purple and quite dense, shy nose which initially comes over dry and fruity later. Fairly dry, nicely acidic with good tannins and a herby character which becomes dryer to the finish. Good body and length, hints of dark cherries. Would go well with sausage, beef and cheese. Well priced for an organic hand harvested quality wine.
Corbieres Rouge Dom du Trillol 2016 (John Malpass) Purple red, an obvious nose of dark rich fruits, with spicy tannins. Goes well with meats, duck and cheese.
Bleasdale Bremerview, Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2018 (Margaret Connor) Pure and vibrant Australian shiraz. Blackberry, vanilla and plums on the nose, with a twist of pepper and great concentration. Ripe tannins fall into place with the long, fruity finish.
Following the positive feedback from members after the last Wine Society tasting, we thought another half bottle tasting would be appropriate. It offers a broader range of 6 wines and allows members to buy some or all of the wines. The total cost of all 6 wines will be £38.25.
The Wine Society is an ultra-reliable source and the chosen half bottles cover a broad range. Members can choose all 6 or a selection.
Many thanks for a fantastic turn out for the AGM and Member’s tasting. A number of varied and entertaining presentations from our members over Zoom gave us a wonderful opportunity to try some half bottles from The Wine Society.
Solear Manzanilla Barbadillo, Jerez – £5.95 per half bottle
Chateau Bel Air Perponcher Reserve, Bordeaux Blanc 2019 – £5.95 per half bottle
Pinot Gris Classic, Famille Hugel, Alsace 2018 – £7.95 per half bottle
Esporao Monte Velho Tinto, Alentejano, Portugal 2019 – £4.95 per half bottle
Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge Guigal 2016 – £5.95 per half bottle