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Clos Margueritte - Sauvignon Blanc
This wine has retained much of its freshness, the flavours are nicely developed and resilient, with a gentle aroma that still exhibits the grassy freshness alongside green apples that have been cut and left in a warm breeze, no longer sharp, just juicy and refreshing. A surprise and emphatic proof that GOOD NZ Sauv Blnc, can age beautifully. This wine still has a little potential left, in my opinion.
Vecchie Terre di Montefili - Colli della Toscana
Many reports that I have read featuring this wine suggested that 2007 - 2012 was to be the ideal drinking window for this wine. I can say without fear of contradiction that this wine is still drinking magnificently in 2014 and it suggests at least 5 more years at this ideal point to me. It has a lovely and inviting nose of black berry fruit and liqourice. The taste is full and the finish is unbelievably long. I felt that the blackcurrant and perhaps even raspberry flavours that accompanied a chocolate style richness of this wine were marvelous. It is drinking beautifully and accompanies roast pork delightfully. What a lovely wine.