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Wine Tastings

I’ve tasted some interesting wines of late and thought I would share.

First off there is the wines from my Yarra tour. Part two to follow.

Then there was:

Pierre Gaillard St Joseph Clos de Cuminaille 2009 – Brilliant wine! I tasted their standard (horrible term but it is said with love) St Joseph and thought it was a bit tight and mean at the time. But this wine is sensational. It was lush and compact, spicy and savoury with plenty of vibrant fruit. It was a pleasure to drink and I would only wish that they put it in a 1lt bottle. Plenty of dry spices, a certain meaty character with the stoney undertone and red and blue fruits that are the hallmark of great St-Joseph. Seriously good wine!

Krinklewood Chardonnay 2009  – I have a lot of respect for this winery and a quite fond memories too. A biodynamic outfit in the Hunter Valley’s subregion of Broke-Fordwich. You might have seen this mentioned in our November drinking wines A beautiful set up really great wines. The 09 Chard is a particular stand out. Very lean and tight. Shows a lot of citrus, peach and nectarine with hints of white flowers. The palate is dry, with a spine of zesty acid. The fruit weight balance this out well and there is great harmony. The wine changes a lot with air too.

Domaine de la Mordoree Tavel Rose 2010  – Also written up in our wines to drink for November. There was a bottle in the fridge that paired nicely with the little heatwave we had. Even though it was nice and cold it still had the lovely rose petal and floral characters with some attractive red fruits. The cold knocked out a bit of the body, but I know from experience that when it is a bit warmer the texture is a highlight of this wine.