Thursday, May 17, 2012

And the Wine Jumped Over the Moon II

Day 2 stunned the panel because the wines were so different. Gone was Monday's primary fruit exuberance to be replaced with more developed or tertiary aromas on the whites and more savoury notes on the reds. (No the wines could not have developed that much in 48hrs).

The Chenin gained a steely edge, the La Luna (red blend) gained more length and complexity, the MCC showed more leesy character, the Blanc de Noir showed more turkish delight than Mondays Pot Pourri etc.

This writer was convinced and proposed that the next tasting was cancelled so that we could proceed directly to the dinner on 24 May.

Link to Background and Day 1

Link to Avondale's website
Avondale proprietor Johnathan Grieve

HGV in biodynamic bewilderment
Wine Extra's Ed Maryna Strachan
Wine writer and WSET educator Cathy Marston

Maggie Mostert from Batonage
The Squashed Tomato's Linda Harding
Platter's Editor Philip van Zyl
Sommelier Higgo Jacobs
Hennie Coetzee from Batonage
Avondale's Winemaker Corne Marais

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