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Saturday, 15 October 2016

Private Cellar - The Goods

Private Cellar Portfolio Tasting at RICS

Another year, another portfolio tasting from Private Cellar; with the wines chosen by MW Nicola Arcedeckne-Butler, quality is not in doubt. It is merely a case of style, preference and degree.

Here are the wines that scored a Good - New/Exclusive and Very Good+ will follow:

Arneis, DOC, 2015, Rocche Costamagna, Italy (£12.75) creamy-oatmealy, rounded and peachy

Chateau de Fesles Chenin Blanc La Chapelle, Vielles Vignes, Anjou 2013 (£13.35) curiously delicious old-school lanolin and beeswax; mineral and substantial

Terroir Selection Chenin Blanc, Springfontein, Walker Bay, South Africa 2013 (£14.95) pure, clean and mineral with herby cress

Maranges Vieilles Vignes Domaine Matrot 2012 (£22) raspberry fruited, delicate and elegant
Bourgogne Pressionnier (Gevrey Chambertin) Domaine Jospeh Roty 2012 (19.50) earthy, truffly savoury and mineral 

Ique Malbec, Mendoza, Bodega Enrique Foster 2013 (£10.25) red, black and sour cherries with freshness and spice

Terroir Selection Pinotage, Springfontein, Walker Bay, 2010 (£15.95) truffley-earthy, fruited-and-spiced, ripe-almost-jammy

Bourgogne Blanc, Sorin Coquard, Cote d'Auxerre 2014 (£12.50) adept, fresh and elegant with lime zest

Macon Bussieres, Domaine Gonon 2014 (£12.95) fresh, citrussy with brazil nut creaminess

Prosecco Ca' Bolani NV (£12.95) zippy, citrus and sherbet

Merotto Colbelo Prosecco Extra Dry Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore 2015 (£18.95) fresh, precise, elegant

Champagne Rose, Legras & Haas NV (£29.75) redcurrant fruit and brioche, fresh and elegant

Chateau Tayet, Bordeaux Superieur 2011 (£13.50) bramble and cool mint with minerality

Ch Tour Baladoz, Grand Cru Saint Emilion, 2008 (£20.95) adept and mellow; evolved nose, cherries and coffee

Joseph PhelpsVineyards Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, California (£27.50) full, substantial, creamy and complex
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