Thursday, 17 January 2013

Between 5 Bells White Blend 2011

Striking, innovative, impressive.  Superlatives equally applied to the inventive packaging, but try as you may you cannot drink a label.  It's what's inside that counts, and you wouldn't be disappointed here.

A blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Pinot Meunier in almost equal components. 

It’s the Chardonnay that shows on the nose, with stonefruit and toasty characters being ably supported with a little Riesling derived lime brulee. 

Entry shows a wine of substance and texture – slippery with a lush velvet feel.  There’s body and depth too, with spicy nuances adding extra interest. 

It’s one for the acid-hounds, the wine clearly identifying itself as a product of a cool and damp vintage.  In no way does this detract from its joy, but forewarned is forearmed.  92 - Very Good

Tasted on: Monday 7th January, a Flower Day 
Source: Gift
Price: $29.50
Alcohol: 12.8%
Closure: Screwcap


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