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Saturday 4 July 2015

The Water in Mallorca - Tanners Wines

Two Mallorcan wines from Tanners - plus a teutonic guest

I don't want to holiday in the sun
- Holidays in the Sun, The Sex Pistols (1977)

If the water in mah-JOR-cah don' taste like wot it oughta, then get your laughing gear around the wine; it might even refresh the parts other beverages don't reach. And, as anyone who has visited this Balearic island will know, it is really half-German most of the time.

Susana (sempre ...)

These come, like most Mallorcan wines, from the centre of the island around Binissalem. Both are modern, clean and fresh with flavour and character at a reasonable price.

The label features an intriguing panel of black-and-white shots, including one of an athletic young lady in no more than her knickerbockers.

Blanc 2014 (£10.95) blended from the local Prensal Blanc and Chardonnay; citrussy, mineral and saline - fresh and rich; pure and clean.

Very adept and elegant. Good; a very versatile wine, serve as an aperitif, match with light starters or chicken dishes.

Roble 2013 (£10.95) local Manto Negro blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot; red and black cherry fruit with a hedonistic woodsy leatheriness. Juicy and fresh; supple, long and saline.

Good; match with duck, tuna steak or a ribeye.

Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Riesling Kabinett, Hain, Mosel 2013 (£12.60) expressive-yet-elegant, with ripe yellow fruits, good freshness and concentration.

Good; match with pork-and-herb terrine or tuna tartare.

All three wines are reduced for purchases of 6 or more bottles until July 27th, 2015.

Other related articles
Tanners - part 1, part 2

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