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Meeting 365 -"Wines from the Branch Cellar"

Friday 19th July 2013     Neville Hall, Waltham St Lawrence 

Speakers:  Colin Mair & Andrew Jackson 

         Colin and Andrew selected a range of wines from the Branch's Cellar. These wines were purchased in recent years as those which members felt had the quality or the potential for keeping and trying after some aging.

        To accompany the wines, Charlotte prepared a Summer Buffet and a dessert.

        To start the evening Colin chose a Pinot Rosé halbtrocken from Erbeldinger in the Rheinhessen.

        If you would like to learn more about the wines and their producers, Colin and Andrew have produced a comprehensive backgound report that can be downloaded here.

Aperitif: Erbeldinger Pinot Rosé halbtrocken
Easy drinking with a light cherry nose and good clean finish.
7.66 6
(1) Wolfgang Kohl Juffer Spätlese Trocken 2000 (Brauneberg)
Corn colour. Good sweetish honeyed nose with a hint of diesel. But sadly passed it's best on the palette.
5.00 5+
(2)Wolfgang Kohl Juffer Auslese Herb 2005 (Brauneberg)
Classic Riesling nose. Medium sweet with lemon.
7.00 7+
(3) Chat. de Respide Graves Blanc Callipyge 2008
Lemon and leather nose. Gooseberry fruit with long finish but lacked clean acidity.
12.50 6+
(4)Fermoy Estate Yallingup 2009 (60% Sem/40% SB)
.Lemon and lychees nose. Good fruit and fresh clean acidic finish.
8.60 7
(5) Prophet's Rock Pinot Noir 2007. Cental Otage, NZ
Light ripe plum nose matched by full fruit on the palate. Long finish
17.95 7+
(6) Nautilus Estate Pinot Noir 2007, Marlborough, NZ
Vegetal and cherry nose. Smooth damson fruit. Evening's best.
13.45 8
(7) Philip Shaw No. 17 Merlot/Cab. Franc/Cab Sauvignon 2008.
Needs more age. Full fruit and plenty of tannin.
11.65 8
(8) David Franz Georgies Walk, Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Bags of fruit. Perfect now. Don't leave it in the cellar!
24.40 7+/8