|GIESEN DILLONS POINT, SAUVIGNON BLANC, 2006,
The 2006 vintage was the earliest for at least 5 years with very good flavours
in fruit at relatively low sugar levels. This was due to very dry weather, verging
on drought conditions. This wine has classic nettle and gooseberry flavours combine
with dry, citrus flavours on a medium bodied palate.
|POUILLY FUME, DOMAINE THIBAULT, 2005,
André Dezat et Fils
Dezat produces superlative wines, which win many medals.
His Pouilly Fumé is one of the finest available - big, full of
flavour, with powerful gooseberry fruit on the nose and palate. Low
yields, great care both in the vineyard and cellars, ensures a great
wine with a pedigree second to none. Recent tasting of this wine shows
that it will taste better after a year or two in bottle - so put some
in store for 2008 !
have long rated this as the finest affordable Italian white we have
tasted. Rich, honeyed flavours, with a pleasant bitter
almond tang on the finish. Recently awarded the coveted Tre
Bicchieri, the highest award in Italy's most prestigious competition
for Italian wines.
|PLENIO, VERDICCHIO CLASSICO RISERVA, 2002, (Umani Ronchi)
stunning wine from this master winemaker. Umani Ronchi show
what heights this grape of the Marches region can achieve with careful
selection, a little oak and proper ageing. Immensely
perfumed, rich and complex. Expensive yes, for an Italian white, but
worth every penny.