These notes are based on the Wine and Spirit Education Trust's Systematic Approach to Tasting.
- Notes to be added.
- Chateauneuf du Pape
- Vidal-Fleury Portfolio
- Cremant de Bourgagne Blanc de Blanc Brut
Appearance: pale lemon
Nose: medium intensity, youthful, with mild yeast nose
Palate: dry, with medium acidity, a medium-light body, mild fruitiness - flavours of green apples - low alcohol and a forgettable length
Conclusions: an average contribution, ready to drink, probably good for parties where nobody cares two hoots about the quality of the bubbly.
- NV Le Mesnil Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru.
Appearance: clear lemon
Nose: clean and youthful, a pronounced nose with honey-treacle scents
Palate: dry, with a stingisng acidity, fruit character more disappointing than its nose suggests, with a medium length
Conclusions: acceptable, but a little oldish
- 1995 Barbaresco
Appearance: deep garnet
Nose: medium intensity, signs of maturing, with a woody-vegetal scent and mild spices
Palate: dry, with medium acidity and biting tannin; however, overall body is light and the flavours correspond with the nose. Good length.
Conclusions: above average, a viable alternative to Rhone reds.
- 1998 Valpolicella Classico
Appearance: pronounced crimson core
Nose: medium-pronounced, young nose of black pepper
Palate: Dry, with balanced acidity and tannin, a medium body with hints of cherry fruit and mild spices, and a fairly good length.
Conclusions: above average and could age for a year or two.
- Late Bottled Vintage Port
- McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon
- Young Australian Portfolio
- Wild Duck Creek Estate Heathcote Portfolio
- Wendouree Cellars Portfolio
- Thunder Mountain Vineyards
- Chilean Merlot Reserva
This will be a continually (albeit, periodically) updated set of notes.