The Garden Party 2015
Tom Kirley

1. Castello Colle Massari, Melacce, Montecucco, 2013
Vermentino; voino biologica. Fruity, not too acidic, slightly sweet and with a hint of fizz. Beginning to get a caramel taste. Long finish. Enjoyable but better with food, I think.  (13%)
Whelehan Wines €17.95 

2. Domaine Pierre Luneau-Papin, La Grange, Vielle Vignes, Muscadet de Sevre et maine Tire sur Lie, 2013
Lovely, crisp, fruity, mineral wine with pear and apples. Slightly salty!
Whelehan Wines €15.95

3. Casal de Arman 'Eira dos Mouros', Ribeiro, Spain, 2011

Served blind. Well-rounded, exotic fruits, decent acidity. Treixadura grape. Now this is more like it - very nice!  (13%)
Normally €17.95; on special in Searsons at €15.95

4. Castello Colle Massari, Grottolo, Toscano Rosato, 2013  
Nice, scented, a bit of burn. Vino biologico; Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo Montepulciano.  (14%)

5. Masserio del Fauno, Annata, Puglia, Italy 2013 StarHalf star
Red berries, tar, liquorice. Very good price. Primitivo (13%)
Whelehan Wines €9.99

6. Begali Lorenzo, Azenda Agricola, Valpolicello Classico, 2014Half star
Cherries and dark fruit with a bit of amaro. A tad austere but still very young.. (12.5%)

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