Preamble Tasting April 2000 
Labels Unseen
Mick Harkin

1. Domain Saint Paul, Viognier, Vin de Pays d'Oc, 1997
Weak typically Viognier flavour. Pleasant. 12%
McCabes £5.99

2. Peter Lehmann, The Barossa Semillon, South Australia, 1998
Good example of 100% Semillon. Good Value. 13%
Magic Carpet, £6.99

3.Freie Weingartner Wachau, Gruner Vertliner, Smagaard, Austria, 1995
Excellent Gruner Vertliner. Excellent value. 13%
Searson £8.75

4.Domain Gres Saint Paul, Muscat, Vin de Pays d'Oc, 1998
A not great dry muscat. 13%
McCabes £8.95

5. Valdelatorre, Calatayud, Old Vine Grenache, Spain, 1998
Fine example of Spanish Grenache at a good price. 13.5%
Grapevine, Dalkey 5.95

6. Alamos Ridge Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 1997
Not great. Have had much better. 13.5%
Searson 7.99 (usually £9.95)

7. San Pedro, Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserva, Chile, 1998
Fair example of Cabernet Sauvignon. Too young. 13%
Dunnes £7.95

8. Peter Lehmann, The Barossa, Shiraz, Australia, 1998
Good Aussie Shiraz. Too young. 13%
SuperValu £8.99

9. Penley Estate Shiraz Cabernet, S. Australia, 1994
Excellent. Will develop. Good value. 13.5%
McCabes £12.99

10. Vignobles Jerome Quiot, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France, 1998
Good example of Chateauneuf. Will develop. 14%
Searson 12.95

11. Meerlust Rubican, South Africa, 1994
Cab Sauv 65%, Merlot 25%, Cab Franc 10%. Somewhat disappointing. expensive. 12.5%
McCabes 18.99

12. Pesquera, Ribera del Duero, Tinto, Cosecha, Spain, 1996
100% Tempranillo. Super example of Ribera del Duero. Will develop a good deal further. Good value too. 13%
Searson 14.95  

Mark Downes

 

 
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