Thursday, November 5, 2009

New Zealand

Unfortunately I wasn't present when you all gathered to taste various offerings from New Zealand, but Lisa has forwarded the notes that you all took and I just thought I'd reprint them here:

Fire Road Sauvignon Blanc 2008 (Marlborough): pleasant sweet mineral peach

Allen Scott Sauvignon Blanc 2008 (Marlborough): grapefruit notes, grassy - we are a fan.

Kim Crawford Pinot Gris 2007 (Marlborough): papaya and oak
Pinot Noir 2003 (Marlborough) toffee and raisin

Hatton Estate Gimett Gravel Bordeaux style blend 2003 - amaretto forward metallic finish

Matua 2008 Pinot Noir (Marlborough): raisiny in a bad way

Oyster Bay Merlot Hawkes Bay 2006 - nose is interesting with adhesive and wet moss or sweaty sock. Palatte is lame with nothing going on.
It's like a bait and switch. Peppery and dry on the finish.

Grove Mill Reisling 2007 (Marlborough): We aren't a fan but tried out of order.

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