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Mt Olympus Chardonnay 2011

Green gold, mid depth. Nutty, mealy lees; ripe peaches. Ripe fruit style but with acid and mineral backbone. Clean with a good finish. A very good wine for the price. 13.5% Marlborough, New Zealand 17/20 [tasted 24-11-2012] Bought http://www.blackmarket.co.nz. Very good value at $10.99. Tasted a few weeks after delivery so storage is not relevant.

Waipara Riesling Challenge Paul Bourgeois 2010

Light green-gold. Lime, lemon, some florals and a little kerosene. Just off-dry; good citrus fruit and some florals but a hint of vegetal stalkiness too, although this reduces with time in the glass. Finish is average but in balance. Nice wine but the vegetal notes are out of character. Waipara, New Zealand 16/20 [tasted 25-05-2012] … Continue reading