I sampled several different wines over the span of the Wine Bloggers’ Conference a couple of weeks ago that I will be including in my list of varietals that I will eventually submit for membership into the Wine Century Club. Here are my brief tasting notes on the first six wines.
1. Albariño, 2012 vintage, Bodega Bouza, Montevideo, Uruguay: floral nose, tropical fruit and hint of spice, crisp acidity, medium-long finish.
2. Tannat, 2011 vintage, Artesana Winery, Canelones, Uruguay: raisin nose, raisin and dark fruit on the palate, medium-plus tannins, medium-plus acidity, long length.
3. Moschofilero, 2012 vintage, Tselepos Classic, Mantinia, Peloponnese, Greece: herbal nose, liquorice, tropical fruit, crisp acidity, medium-plus body, long finish.
4. Malagousia, 2011 vintage, Domaine Gerovassiliou, Epanomi, Greece: round mouthfeel, peach flavour, nice acidity.
5. Assyrtiko, 2012 vintage, Gaia Wines, Koutsi-Nemea, Greece: 50% oaked, including acacia barrels. Beautifully round mouthfeel, well-integrated oak, long finish, beautiful acidity.
6. Xinomavro, 2009 vintage, Uranos, Thymiopoulos Vineyards, Naoussa, Greece: pale ruby-garnet colour, raspberry jam nose, raspberry and smoke on the palate, medium-plus acidity and tannins.