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2005 Von Schubert - Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling Spatlese
Oh this is lovely!! It's sweet (too sweet for my wife) but it has the most alluring backbone of acidity, it's compellingly beautiful. Mouthwatering, with the most sublime aroma, that sings stone fruits and drags you compelled back to the glass for another mouthful. Pairs wonderfully with blue cheese, and spicy Thai flavours. Glorious spatlese. Easy to see why 'Abtsberg' is a special location. But bear in mind that some folk may not love it as I believe you can - share cautiously!

(Tasted Sep 13, 2014)

2005 von Schubert Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling Kabinett
As charming and packed as this is with fruit, it betrays a wonderful mineral streak common in all Abtsberg wines which is what makes this so very appealing, notes of wet earth, slate and stone encircled by bright citrus rind character and succulent braeburn apple notes.

(Tasted Jul 30, 2014)

2005 Aldegheri - Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
A fine example of what makes Amarones worth seeking out. Full dark berry flavours, a wonderfully deep colour in the glass. Extremely inviting aroma, fruit and subtle sweetness. Though this features quite a high abv, it is soft in the mouth, and never feels 'hot', but the flavours linger long in the mouth, and enhance the flavours of meat in a good meal.

(Tasted Jun 1, 2014)

NV Marc Hebrart - Brut Cuvee de Reserve 1er Cru
This is a nice champagne. It has a lovely appearance, the bubbles are fine, the mouse delivers an inviting aroma, and a crispness reminiscent of green apples presents a delicious welcome to a balanced biscuity classic champagne taste. A lovely champagne to set the celebration off and running. Easy and enjoyable to drink.

(Tasted May 31, 2014)

2003 Torbreck - The Steading
This is an exceptional wine. It has balanced fruit flavours, fully integrated tannins, gorgeous colour in the glass and a flavour that lingers for quite a while, leaving you looking forward to the next mouthful. Accompanied roast pork pefectly.

(Tasted May 18, 2014)

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