Preamble Tasting October 1999 
The Concorde Wine Flight
Frank Searson

 

1. Con Class Especial Blue Label Rueda, Spain, 1998
A blend of Viura, Verdejo and Sauvignonm Blanc. refreshing, very good value at
5.95

2. Huia Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 1998
A bit overripe but still had background acidity.
£9.95

3. Viognier, Vin de Pays d'Oc, Domaine des Lauriers, 1998
Very good flavour and acidity. Great value.
£7.95

4. Rex Hill Kings Ridge Oregon Pinot Noir, USA, 1995
Pleasant fruity pinot at reasonable price
£7.50

5. Carchelo Agapito Rico, Jumilla, 1998
Considerable amount of Mourvedre, Tempranillo and Merlot. For early drinking. Good lunchtime wine.
£6.25

6. Chateau Gres St. Paul 1997
Light cherry red. Lovely nose. Stern, some mid-palate bitterness. Good grip, smooth, fruity, soft tannins. A little black pepper. From Languedoc, this is Syrah with a dash of Mourvedre.
£7.95

7. Rasteau Cotes du Rhone Village Domain St. Gayan, 1997
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre. Lovely, deep, flavoursome wine. 14%. Bargain.
£5.99

8. Alamos Ridge Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 1996
Lovely smooth Malbec and Mr. Bruno Prats of Cos d'Estournel is involved in its production.
8.95

9. Zenato Valpolicella Superiore Ripassa 1996
A gorgeous deep red. Bit closed up. Lovely, big, fruity. Less amaro than expected, good tannins. Very good example of Ripasso.
£9.95

10. Condado de Haza, Alejandro Fernandez, Ribera del Duero, 1996
10% Tempranillo, Mighty. Needs a few years to develop.Buy and keep.
£10.65

11. Ramos-Pinto Urtiga Vintage Character Port
Single Quinta vinrage quality port. Very nice.
£13.60

Mark Downes

 

 
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