November 16, 2010

Wine school II

Two weeks ago in wine school it was time for white wine (I'm behind on posting). Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling and again comparing Old World with New World.

Joseph Drouhin Chablis 2009
Golden colour with green hues. Very fresh aromas of citrus and green apples. On the palate dry and fruity with mineral notes. Pleasant and long after taste

Tokara Zondernaam Chardonnay 2009
Pale straw colour with hints of green. The nose displays lime, lemon, apricots and hints of oak. The wine is fresh and crisp with flavours of lime, lemon and apples. The finish is dry with toasted oak.

Caves des Perrières Pouilly-Fumé 2009
Light yellow colour with green hues. Nose is filled of the classic aromas of gooseberry, mineral, grass and citrus. Palate gives away citrus and minerals. Short but fresh finish.

Boulder Bank Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Light yellow colour. Very fruit-driven style with lemon grass aromas and citrus flavours both in aroma and taste. Long finish with a hint of peach.

Künstler Riesling Kabinet 2008
Light yellow colour with green hues. On the nose pineapple, honey and citrus. On the palate raisins, pineapple, apricot and even hints of cream. Semi dry.

Again I realised that my taste is getting more and more Old School. My favourites were the Chablis and Pouilly-Fumé. I used to love the fruit-driven New World wines but now I'm finding them just being too much of everything.

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