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John Farren

Meeting 412 -" Iconic Wines and their Histories"

Speaker: Neill McKenzie (Ellis)
Friday 23rd March 2018: Neville Hall, Waltham St Lawrence

       The wines Neill presented are given below, together with the scores they received. It was interesting that two of them were awarded an unusually wide range. For each wine Neill gave an interesting and well prepared treatise on the history of the wines of the region.
       A different, entertaining and informative approach. This was well received. Mark's food was outstanding: stripped beef in red wine and bone marrow jus with roast potatoes. This was followed by a selection iof cheeses to accompany the port. (Jules Graham)

The Wines

   (1) Hindleap Cuvee Classic, Bluebell Vineyards, Sussex 2014
(2) Chablis, Domaine Gautheron 2106 7.5
(3) Roaring Meg Sauvignon Blanc, Mount Difficulty, Central Otago, New Zealand **
(4) Riesling Trocken, Dr Burklin-Wolf, Pfalz, Germany 2016 > 7
(5)  Etna Rosso DOC, Sentieri Siciliani, Trovato, Sicily 2015 6+
(6) El Ternero Rioja Crianza Seleccion, Hacienda El Ternero, Rioja Alta, Spain 2013 7+
(7) Allees de Cantemerle, 2nd wine of Chateau Cantemerle, Haut Medoc, Bordeaux 2010 8
(8) Ca Momi Zinfandel, Napa Valley, California, USA 2014 **
The supper wines :    
         (1)Temilobos Douro DOC (red), David Delaforce, Douro Valley, Portugal 2013
         (2) Taylors LBV Port, Douro Valley, Portugal 2011

** Wide range of scores!!