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Mitolo Jester Shiraz 2010 – WSET Level 3 Tasting Note

Mitolo Jester Shiraz 2010, McLaren Vale, Australia – 15% abv

Price: $23.95

WSET Level 3 SAT

Appearance:

The wine is clear, deep purple, with slow-moving legs and tears showing extraction.

Nose:

The clean wine has medium plus intensity developing aromas of black berry, cassis, licorice, black pepper, cedar, vanilla, earth, leather, raw red meat, toast, wood smoke, jaminess, treacle, and burnt butter.

Palate:

The wine is dry with medium plus acidity, medium ripe tannins, medium plus warming alcohol, and is full- bodied. It has medium plus flavour intensity with characteristics of cassis, black cherry, black pepper, licorice, vanilla, cloves, mace, cooked berries, leather, wood smoke, and toast. The length is long on the clean, warming finish.

Conclusions

Quality: This is a very good wine due to the balance of fruit, acidity, and tannins. Length on the palate, intensity of flavours, and the typicity for this grape variety from McLaren Vale, Australia create an elegant wine.

Level of Readiness for drinking/ Potential for ageing:

Can drink now, but has potential for ageing.

September 10, 2013.

 
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Carmen Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 – WSET Level 3 Tasting Note

Carmen Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Maipo Alto, Chile – 14% abv

Price $16.95

WSET Level 3 SAT

Appearance:

The wine is clear, deep ruby, with slow-moving legs and tears.

Nose:

The clean wine has medium plus intensity developing aromas of violets, cassis, blackberry, peppermint, vanilla, juniper, green pepper, with a slight earthiness, and forest floor.

Palate:

The wine is dry with medium plus acidity, medium plus tannins, medium plus alcohol, and medium plus body. It has medium flavour intensity with characteristics of cassis, peppermint, vanilla, cloves, black pepper, green pepper, and forest floor. The length is medium on the clean, warming finish.

Conclusions

Quality: This is a good wine due to the balance of fruit, acidity, and tannins. Length on the palate, intensity of flavours, and the typicity for this grape variety from Maipo, Chile create a good quality wine.

Level of Readiness for drinking/ Potential for ageing:

Can drink now, but has potential for ageing.

September 10, 2013.

 
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Georges Duboeuf Brouilly 2011 – WSET Level 3 Tasting Note

Georges Duboeuf Brouilly 2011, Beaujolais, France, – 12.7% abv

Price $16.95

Grape: Gamay

WSET Level 3 SAT

Appearance:

The wine is clear, medium purple, with thin, fast moving legs and tears.

Nose:

The clean wine has medium minus intensity developing aromas of black cherry, blueberry, strawberry jam, cedar, violet, cinnamon, cloves, and a chalky minerality.

Palate:

The wine is dry with medium acidity, medium tannins, medium alcohol, and medium body. It has medium flavour intensity with characteristics of black cherry, strawberry jam, cedar, cinnamon, cloves, black pepper, and raspberry. The length is medium plus on the clean, warming finish.

Conclusions

Quality: This is a very good wine due to the balance of fruit, acidity, and well-integrated tannins. Length on the palate, intensity of flavours, and the typicity for this grape variety from a Beaujolais Cru create an elegant wine.

Level of Readiness for drinking/ Potential for ageing:

Can drink now, but has potential for ageing.

September 10, 2013.

 
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2010 Chardonnay, Burning Kiln Winery – WSET Level 3 Tasting Note

2010 Chardonnay, Burning Kiln Winery, VQA Ontario – 13.8% abv

Price $14.95

WSET Level 3 SAT

Appearance:

The wine is clear, medium lemon with a watery rim.

Nose:

The wine is clean, with medium plus intensity youthful aromas of peach, honey dew melon, butter, ripe delicious apple, pineapple, vanilla, toast, and smoke, with slight herbs Provencal, and chamomile.

Palate:

The wine is dry with medium plus acidity, medium plus alcohol, and medium plus body. It has medium flavour intensity with characteristics of ripe red apple, peach, pineapple, toast, butter, chamomile, and white pepper. The length is medium plus on the warming finish.

Conclusions

Quality: This is a good wine due to the balance of fruit, acidity, body, and oak characteristics (vanilla, toast & smoke). Length on the palate, intensity of flavours, and the typicity for this grape variety from a ripe vintage create a harmonious impression.

Level of Readiness for drinking/ Potential for ageing:

Can drink now, but has potential for ageing.

September 10, 2013.

 
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Domaine Chauveau La Charmette, Pouilly-Fumé 2011 -WSET Level 3 Tasting Note

Domaine Chauveau La Charmette, Pouilly-Fumé 2011, Loire Valley, France – 13% abv

Price: $19.95

Grape: Sauvignon Blanc

WSET Level 3 SAT

Appearance:

The wine is clear, pale, lemon-green with a watery rim.

Nose:

The wine is clean, with medium plus youthful aromas of citrus (lemon and grapefruit), grass, tomato leaf, asparagus, cooked peas, gooseberry, flint, and a steely minerality.

Palate:

The wine is dry with high acidity, medium alcohol, and medium body. It has medium plus flavour intensity with characteristics of citrus (lemon, grapefruit zest), stony minerality, grass, white pepper, and flint. The Length is medium plus on the clean, lively finish.

Conclusions

Quality: This is a very good wine due to the balance of fruit, acidity, and body. Length on the palate, intensity of flavours, and the typicity for this grape variety from Pouilly-Fumé create and elegant wine.

Level of Readiness for drinking/ Potential for ageing:

Drink now, not suitable for ageing.

September 10, 2013.

 
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Si Soave – WSET Level 3 Tasting Note

Si Soave 2012, Soave DOC, Veneto, Italty – 12.5% abv

Price $13.00

Grape: Garganega

WSET Level 3 SAT

Appearance:

The wine is clear, medium gold, fading to a watery rim.

Nose:

The wine is clean, with medium intensity youthful aromas of citrus (lemon), green apple, rosemary, anise, mint, and ginger, with a stony minerality.

Palate:

The wine is dry with medium acidity, medium alcohol, and medium minus body with a slight oily texture. It has medium intensity flavour characteristics of lemon, lemon zest, apple, mint, thyme, white pepper, marzipan, and a stony minerality. The Length is medium plus on the refreshing finish.

Conclusions

Quality: This is a very good wine due to the balance of fruit, acidity, and mouth-feel. Length on the palate, intensity of flavours, and the typicity for this grape variety from Soave create a harmonious impression.

Level of Readiness for drinking/ Potential for ageing:

Drink now, not suitable for ageing.

September 10, 2013.

 
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THE ROLE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE VINEYARD

Click here to view “The Role of Science & Technology in the Vineyard”.

 
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Posted by on July 24, 2012 in My wine lessons

 
 
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