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An Eclectic-Summer-Fruit-Salad of a Tasting’
Date of tasting: 25/07/2008
Location: Old School House
Of Wines you might have missed
(or we may have forgotten to point out to you!)
7.00pm to 9.30pm
When faced with deciding what wines to show at tastings, inevitably some of the new additions to our range get overlooked or just don’t fit the particular ‘themes’ that we come up with.
So we thought for our final tasting before the summer break (don’t worry they’ll be back again in September!) we’d pull together this collection of new ‘gems’ to show you. They are an eclectic array of wines which at some point during the past 7 months caught our eye sufficiently to warrant us buying a few cases or more to add to the range here at the Old School House.
We’re talking about such things as a Malbec from Cahors, a GSM (Grenache/Syrah/Mourvedre) from the Barrosa, Pinot/Cabernet/Syrah/Merlot/Malbec blend from Victoria, a Cabernet Franc from Bourgueil and all manner of other delights. Come and join us to see what else we’ve been buying during the first half of 2008!
Places are limited to a maximum of 35 people.
The 'Race Card' was as follows:
1/ Ryecroft, Chardonnay £4.49btl
2/ Cicchitti, Torrontes £6.49btl
Mendoza, Argentina £36.00case
3/ Hewitson, LuLu-V Viognier £7.49btl
Victoria, Australia £42.00case
4/ Reschke, Sauvignon ‘Fume Blanc’ £10.99btl
Coonawarra, Australia £63.00case
5/ Domaine Lansac, Aubun Rose £7.99btl
VdP Provence, France £45.00cas
6/ Down Under, Cabernet-Shiraz £4.49btl
7/ Les Tourelles de Sipian £6.49btl
Bordeaux, France £37.50case
8/ Frederic Mabileau, Bourgueil ‘Les Racines’ £11.49btl
Loire, France £66.00case
9/ Château du Cedre, Cuvee Prestige £11.99btl
Cahors, France £69.00case
10/ Hewitson ‘Miss Harry’, GSM £12.49btl
Barossa, Australia £72.00case
11/ Virgin Hills, ‘The Red’ £19.95btl
Victoria, Australia £117.00case
A small but perfectly formed group gathered at the Old School House for this 'end-of-term' tasting. The star wines for the most part were Reschke's Sauvignon Blanc (and not just for it's natty glass stopper closure)Fred Mabileau's Bourgueil was stunning and Rupert spent the whole evening pointing folks towards the Virgin Hill's which he is in love with.
As usual, a great evening was had by all.