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The Wine Society October 2013
A really solid selection of wines (as usual from these guys), there
s some fantastic value and both the Society and Exhibition wines are really well priced. Its also worth noting some interesting selections in wines from Romania and Uruguay.




<£10
Las Medallas Manzanilla (Spa) £7.50 86
Good dry clean salty nutty, top value, very drinkable
Zarcillo Gewertztraminer 2013 £6.25 (£5.85 wine without fuss) 90
Floral, aromatic nose, good structure, lovely elegant wine.
The Society's Saar Riesling £9.50 89
In a good way it smells of old lady's handbag, face powder and all that, lovely off dry Riesling, real depth and complexity.
The Ruins Organic Chardonnay Viognier (SA)£7.50 89
Little hint of cabbage on the nose, some creamy malolactic notes, soft, beautiful.
Cave de Turkheim Gewertz 2012 (Fra) £6.95 82
Floral aromatic nose, off dry, rose petal, orange blossom, pleasing
Society’s Chillean S Blanc 2009 (Chi) £6.75 83
Greengage, gooseberry, high acidity, very well made
Prince Stirbey Tamaioasa 2012 (Rom) £9.50 88
Cow parsley and honeysuckle nose, fresh acidity, good forward fruit, meadows and peach.
The Society's Exhibition Limari Chardonnay (CHI) £8.95 88
Zesty lime nose, good body and oaky structure, green apple.
Drac MagicTempranillo-Garnazxta-Syrah £7.95 rating 88
Real winter warmer, 14% alcohol, pencil box and black fruit! lovely soft tannins
Hilltop Malbec £5.95 rating 91
Blueberry nose, a smoky Beaujolais style, light and very drinkable
Weinart Carrascal £7.95 rating 89
Hint of leather on nose, big forward fruit palate, lots of wine for the money
Sabina Tempranillo 2012
(Ita) £5.25 86
Good rich, ripe concentrated fruit, great value
Dona Paulina Merlot 2012 (Chi) £5.50 85
Pepper, spice, good fruity merlot notes soft tannin, good
Chateau de Pena Cotes de Rousillon Villages (Fra) £6.50 85
Rich concentrated damson, blackberry, vanilla, ripe tannin, great
Bricco Rossa Suagna 2008 (Ita) £7.25 85
Cherry nose, some development, sweet cedar, good soft tannin
The Society's Exhibition Mendoza Malbec £9.95 89
Full on, powerful stuff, but retaining elegance, really well priced, I'd buy this at under a tenner
Blind Spot, Grenache Shiraz Mataro (Aus) £7.50 89
Pepper and plum nose, smoke, power and complexity, brilliantly priced, a bargain at the price
Blau Montstant (Spa) £8.95 89
Interesting nose, fruit and a hit of menthol, powerful, ballsy, long finish.
Teroldego Rotaliano, Cavit £6.95 rating 89
Cherry and plum nose, good spicy fruit palate, hints of cinnamon, great price
2011 Cara Nord Negre £9.50 rating 90
Enticing oaky nose, full body and ripe fruit  top wine for the money





<£15


St Veran La Roche Chateau Beauregard (FRA )£11.95 92
Deep chalky mineral it's, good fruit, elegant body, this is a cracker, a little oaky structure, smashing wine, right up my street.
Botanica Chenin Blanc, Citrusdal (SA) £14.95 91
Vibrant fresh nose, complex, forward fruit, elegant, really well made, long complicated finish. Top stuff.
Mahi Twin Valleys Chardonnay (NZ) £15.50 92
Really clean lines, forward fruit, full on and elegant at the same time
Bourgogne Blanc, Maison Roche de Bellene £10.95 rating 90
Red apple and spiced apple pie nose, good fruit and minerality, well priced
Bacharacher Hahn Dry Riesling, Toni Jost £14.50 rating 93
Honey and mango nose, beautifully made, deep and complex
Catherine Marshall Pinot Noir £12.95 rating 92
Nice earthy nose, refined and complex herbs and red fruit, good house red for winter



The Society’s Exhibition Haut Medoc 2008(Fra) £13.95 88
Black pepper, cedar, deep rich black fruit, complex, developing well
Moulin a Vent Chateau Beauregard 2007 (Fra) £12.95 83
Top Beaujolais, ripe, fruity, good structure, great value
The Society’s Exhibition Rioja Reserva 2006 (Spa) £13.95 91
Showing development, cherry, cedar, tobacco nose, beautiful, complex
Atlantico Sur, Garzon Vineyard, Maldonado Tannat Merlot (URU) £12.50 88
Pepper and plum nose, goof forward fruit, really well made, long interesting finish
Saint Saturnin Bilbo la Reserve d'Or £10.95 rating 91
Bold ripe blackfruit, lovely soft integrated tannins, fab price (15%)

Monbazillac, Chateau Pech la Calevie £11.95 rating 91
Honey and raisin nose, sweet, floral, good acidity, smashing wine

Cayetano del Pino Palo Cortado Solera £13.50 rating 90
Lovely ripe rancio nose, nutty and deep, mouthwatering finish
The Society's Olorosso Dulce £10.75 rating 91
Lovely dream sherry, all the character of olorosso and a lovely dollop of sweetness





>£15
Norman Hardie Chardonnay, unfiltered £19.50 rating 91
Pricey but very well worth it, good mineral nose and defined Chardonnay character

The Society's Exhibition Victoria Shiraz
£17.50 89
Shiraz as it should be, big, full on and concentrated. Complexity, good forward fruit and pepper, mouthwatering finish. A lot of wine for the price.
Hofstatter Mazon Pinot Nero 2009 (ITA) £22.00 89
Lovely aromatic smoky nose, ripe black cherry , a bit tannic but would go well with food, lovely long and complex finish
Dog Point Pinot Noir (NZ) £23.50 89
Good deep cherry and smoke nose, lovely interesting aroma, rich full fruit palate, mouth watering finish, costly.
Norman Hardie County Pinot Noir, unfiltered £19.50 rating 93
Tar and earth nose, soft chewy ripe red cherry, very good value at £20
Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico £16.00 rating 90
Rich,intense, over ripe grape, subtle and complex, balanced and elegant

1983 The Society's Vintage Port £49 rating 92
Ruby red, plum and damson intensity, good sweetness and a hint of Stilton