Thursday, 28 January 2010

Wine off - part 2

Rustenberg Chardonnay
Grown on the NW face of the Hartenberg overlooking false bay, so continual gentle breeze helping to maintain freshness.
The has some ripe stone fruits, a sort of waxy fruit character and nicely knitted oak and lees characters

Charles Joguet Chinon Les Petit Roches 07
Cherry/Kirche nose, some dark fruit and sweet herbs, smells incredibly youthful - also a slight drop of cassis, lovely nose, light weight but noticable tannins, maybe a bit lacking in focus though.

Oddly I rather enjoyed the Chinon, as I thought it worked very well with the salty herbal garlicky crust. But then I probably also just quite enjoyed the change in style from what I've been drinking.

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