Nikolaihof Gruner Weltliner
Full coloured with a reasonably complex, spicy nose. Fascinating
savoury, herbal palate. 95 (£18.50
Chianti Classico 1998, Casaloste,
Sensationally rich, modern nose with a menthol edge to the rich
fruit. Ripe, full, tannic palate. Satisfying and dense. 95 (Bull &
Milton Merlot Cabernet 1998,
Remarkable open nose with rich, bright fruit and lifted menthol
and smoky elements. Savoury berry fruit on palate and a dry finish.
Distinctive. 94 (£7.99
Macon Villages 1999, Guillemot-Michel,
Full yellow/gold colour with a cabbagey, vegetal edge to the
full-on nose. Palate is rich and complex. Tasty stuff in a full
flavoured style. Bold. 93 (£9.80 Haynes, Hanson &
La Nature Torrontes 2000,
The striking, aromatic nose is rich and fruity, with a spicy edge.
The palate is bold and full. Quite delicious. 90 (£4.29
Cotes du Rhone Villages ‘99, Domaine
de la Grande Bellane, Southern Rhone
Smoky, dusty edge to the nose. Interesting (southern Rhone?). Full
coloured, with ripe fruit and spicy tannins on the palate. 90 (£6.99 Thresher, Wine Rack)
Bonterra Chardonnay 1999,
Rounded, toasty oak on nose, with rich, spicy, nutty fruit on the
palate. A full, ripe style. 89
(£8.49 Majestic, Oddbins)
Ch Falfas 1998, Cotes de Bourg,
Deep coloured with an attractive blackcurrant, minerally nose.
Ripe, savoury palate. Interesting.
89 (£8.99 Great
Western Wine Company)
Soave Sartori, Italy
Striking herby nose to this dry, slightly old-fashioned wine.
Plenty of complexity on the palate. Dry; needs food. 88
Milton Chardonnay 1998,
Restrained, nutty, toasty nose. Creamy, rich, spicy palate with a
slightly sweet, vanillin-like edge. 88 (£8.99 Vinceremos)