So as you may have noticed, I have gone back and forth with posting tasting notes here and on Facebook. I have come to the conclusion that more people have access to the notes on Facebook so I’ll be posting all my notes in this album here going forward and then I’ll be popping my favourites up in these monthly roundup posts.
So what did I enjoy in August you ask??
1. The Ned 2013 Sauvignon Blanc from the Waihopai River in Marlborough, New Zealand ($17 retail approx)
This is home in a glass to me! Another one tasted at the Vic Park Hotel, it is $29 a bottle. Lemon yellow on the eye. Aromas of elderflower, melon and honeydew. On the palate it’s not so in your face as I usually find Kiwi Sauv Blancs these days, it’s still full of flavour but lovely and smooth. White pepper, kiwifruit and gooseberry flavours in the mouth. Lovely! Would def buy this and drink it again. However I might opt for a full bottle to myself thanks.
2. When We Dance 2012 Chianti from Tuscany, Italy ($20 retail approx)
This is from the vineyard which Sting and Trudie Styler own. Deep ruby-red on the eye. Vibrant aromas of cherries, black jelly beans and black currants. On the palate it’s juicy, fresh and full of smooth deliciousness! Perfectly tasty by itself however it was an absolute match made in heaven with my bowl full of fresh pasta 🙂
3. All Saints 2012 Marsanne from North East Victoria, Australia ($20 retail approx)
This is the cheapest bottle of white wine on the menu at the MerryWell ($40) and out of the 3 we tried on this particular day, the best from wine lovers like myself and the beer drinkers! It looks like a golden delicious apple on the eye, which was simply perfect on such a gloomy day as it was simply glistening in the glass. It smells like daffodils, lemon tart and elderflower. On the palate it has an oily buttery texture with flavours of candied lemon, vanilla pods and a sort of grassy finish. Thank you to Sorcha, Jayde and Naomi for contributing.
4. Champagne Henri Laurent Brut NV from Charly-Sur-Marne, France ($36 retail approx)
I picked this up from Liquorland for a mere $36, which is fairly cheap in the land of Champagne and I must say I was quite pleasantly surprised! It is a pale golden-yellow on the eye with small fast-streaming bubbles. Aromas of pineapple, lemon, apple and yeast on the nose. The palate is very pretty, a lovely smooth mousse (mouthfeel), refreshing, crisp and very easy drinking. Fantastic value for money for an under $40 French Champagne.
5. Evoi Wines 2011 Chardonnay from the Margaret River, WA ($25 retail approx)
I first tried Evoi Chardy at the Taste of Perth and fell in love! I was so excited when I saw this in my local bottle-shop in Guildford! The 2011 is a delicious golden-yellow colour on the eye. It has beautiful buttery oak aromas on the nose with a touch of vanilla and caramel chew lollies. On the palate it’s a meal in a glass, super rich yet it has the most fresh and refreshing citrus finish. Delicious!
6. Champagne Moutard Brut Cuvée Prestige from France ($25 retail approx)
I couldn’t resist, a French Champagne for a mere $25 from my local Liquorland and I have to admit it’s bloody great value for money and has a stunning cap which is perfect for my Wearing Memories jewellery!! It’s a silver yellow colour on the eye with teeny tiny fast-moving bubbles. Aromas of shortbread, a touch of popcorn and lemon zest. On the palate it has a smooth mousse with upfront acidity which balanced out into a lovely silky fruity finish. Bargain! And beautiful cap for the Wearing Memories jewellery fans!
And there’s another month of 6 fabulous wines which I would totally recommend all you go out and try ASAP!