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EXTRA SPECIAL CHABLIS, DOMAINE DE LA LEVEE 2011
Producer: Jean-Marc Brocard
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 12.5% Price: £9.50 Acidity: 3.8 g/l Residual Sugar: <2 g/l
Quite deep colour. Very full aroma – leesy and rich. The palate is long and leesy with bright acidity.

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DOMAINE DES DEUX ROCHES POUILLY FUISSE VIEILLES VIGNES 2012 WINE SHOP
Producer: Domaine Deux Roches
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 13% Price: £17.98 Acidity: 3.3 g/l Residual Sugar: 3.1 g/l
Nicely fruity aroma. Very full palate. Lots of texture and a touch of oak. I nearly like it.

JEAN-YVES DEVEVEY RULLY BLANC 2009 WINE SHOP
Region: Burgundy, Côte Chalonnais Producer: Domaine Devevey
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 12.8% Price: £16.95 Acidity: 4.1 g/l Residual Sugar: <1 g/l
Very little aroma. A backbone of oak but this lacks bright fruitiness.

SYLVIAN LOICHET PERNAND-VERGELESSES BLANC 2011 WINE SHOP
Region: Burgundy Producer: Domaine Sylvian Loichet
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 13.5% Price: £17.95 Acidity: 5.4 g/l Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
Toasty oak on the palate. The palate has a nasty vinegary twang. Not good at all.

CHATEAU DE PULIGNY-MONTRACHET MEURSAULT 2009 WINE SHOP
Producer: Château de Puligny
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay Organic
Alcohol: 13.2% Price: £32.95 Acidity: 4.1 g/l Residual Sugar: <1 g/l
Textbook buttered toast aroma. Lovely full body, rich fruit, buttery oak. Fabulous.

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LUGANA 2012
Region: Lugana DOC Producer: Tenuta Roveglia
Grapes: 100% Trebbiano di Lugana
Alcohol: 13% Price: £7.98 Acidity: 6.2 g/l Residual Sugar: 6.7 g/l
Bright, fresh pineapple aroma. Pretty sweet palate. Really sweet, like perfectly ripe pineapple.

EXTRA SPECIAL FIANO 2012
Region: Sicilia IGT Producer: Cantine Settesoli
Grapes: 100% Fiano
Alcohol: 13% Price: £6.98 Acidity: 5.6 g/l Residual Sugar: 2.4 g/l
Low on aroma. Good length. Quite spicy and the price is about right.

EXTRA SPECIAL FALANGHINA 2012
Region: Puglia IGT Producer: Concilio Spa
Grapes: 100% Falanghina
Alcohol: 12.5% Price: £7.00 Acidity: 6.1 g/l Residual Sugar: 1.4 g/l
Very little aroma. Nice, spicy taste. Very southern.

EXTRA SPECIAL RUEDA 2012
Region: Rueda DO Producer: Agricola Castellana S.C.L
Grapes: 100% Verdejo
Alcohol: 13% Price: £8.25 Acidity: 6.1 g/l Residual Sugar: <2 g/l
Lacking the expected catty aroma. Tangy and catty palate. Have had better. I pulled a bit of a face.

TAGUS CREEK CHARDONNAY FERRAO PIRES 2012
Region: Portugal Producer: Falua Sociedade de Vinhos
Grapes: 50% Chardonnay, 50% Fernao Pires
Alcohol: 12.5% Price: £6.25 Acidity: 5.5 g/l Residual Sugar: 4 g/l
Very smelly indeed. Oh dear!

FOSSIL 2012 WINE SHOP
Region: Lisboa Producer: Vale da Capucha
Grapes: 40% Arinto, 30% Gouveio, 30% Fernão Pires
Alcohol: 14% Parcel Acidity: 6.2 g/l Residual Sugar: 2.8 g/l
Fresh, green and inviting nose. Very savoury and tart. A little like gruner veltliner. Intensely sharp and exciting.

SILVER BULLET GRUNER VELTLINER LAURENZ V 2011 WINE SHOP
Region: Kamptal, Austria Producer: Laurenz V
Grapes: 100% Grüner Veltliner
Alcohol: 13.5% Price: £14.97 (50cl) Acidity: 4.8 g/l Residual Sugar: 1 g/l
Fresh green aroma. Quite abrasively textured and the alcohol seems clunky.

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CONO SUR 20 BARRELS SAUVIGNON BLANC 2012 WINE SHOP
Region: Casablanca Valley Producer: Cono Sur
Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol: 13% Price: £13.95 Acidity: 6.8 g/l Residual Sugar: 4 g/l
Fabulous aroma of pea and asparagus risotto, I’d say. Really loud and in your face Glorious! The wine has enormous weight, ripe fruit and length. Stunning.

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CONO SUR 20 BARRELS CHARDONNAY 2012 WINE SHOP
Region: Casablanca Valley Producer: Cono Sur
Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol: 13% Price: £13.95 Acidity: 7.2 g/l Residual Sugar: 6.2 g/l
Very oaky aroma indeed. Fat, ripe and very rich indeed. Too much for me, and that’s saying something.

WISHBONE SAUVIGNON BLANC 2012
Region: Marlborough Producer: Mount Olympus Winery
Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol: 13% Price: £10.00 Acidity: 7.7 g/l Residual Sugar: 3.6 g/l
Elder and peapod aroma. Tart and tangy. Long.

KING VALLEY VERMENTINO 2012
Region: King Valley Producer: De Bortoli
Grapes: 98% Vermentino, 2% Semillon
Alcohol: 13% Price: £9.00 Acidity: 5.4 g/l Residual Sugar: <1 g/l
Low on aroma, as expected. Pleasant dry white wine.

HENSCHKE INNES PINOT GRIS 2009 WINE SHOP
Region: South Australia Producer: Henschke
Grapes: 100% Pinot Gris
Alcohol: 14% Price: £25.97 Acidity: 5.3 g/l Residual Sugar: <1 g/l
Rich, spicy nose. Just off dry and with spicy palate. Moderate length.

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