Here is the continuation of my tasting notes for some of the wines that I recently sampled on my trip to Europe last month that I will be including in my list of varietals for the submission for membership into the Wine Century Club.21. Fiano, 2010 vintage, Casa di Baal, Macchia di Montecorvino Rovella, Italy: medium lemon colour, intense lemon nose, medium acidity, flavours of lemon with a round mouthfeel and a medium finish.
22. Marsanne, 2010 vintage, Tahbilk, Nagambie, Victoria, Australia: minerality on the nose, complex flavours, round mouthfeel, delicious!
23. Sauvignon Blanc, 2011 vintage, Domaine A. Cailbourdin, Cuvée de Boisfleury, Pouilly-Fumé, France: clear, pale lemon, citrus nose with hint of grassiness, crisp acidity, citrus and grass on the palate with medium intensity, balanced with a long finish.
24. Savagnin, 2008 vintage, Jaques Puffeney, Arbois, France: clear, medium gold, pronounced intensity on the nose with aromas of nuts, caramel, yeasty, briny, medium-plus acidity, pronounced intensity of flavours with nuts, citrus and butterscotch. Very complex and balanced, with a long finish. Delicious!
25. Grenache Gris, 2010 vintage, Mas Amiel, AOC Maury, France (Vin Doux Naturel): very pale lemon, aromas of citrus, pear, lime, lemon, sweet with medium-plus acidity, flavours of citrus, minerality, complexity, long finish.
26. Grenache Noir, 2011 vintage, Mas Amiel, AOC Maury, France (Vin Doux Naturel): deep purple colour, aromas and flavours of cassis and black cherry, some raisin on the palate, sweet but balanced with high acidity.
27. Carignan, 2011 vintage, Chant de Marjolaine, Domaine Rimbert, Berlou, France: clear, medium ruby, plum and sweet spice on nose and palate, soft mouthfeel, pleasant, medium-minus tannins, nice amount of fruit.
28. Grenache Blanc, 2012 vintage, Les Toiles Fauves, Collioure, l’Etoile, France: pale lemon, little bit of sediment, tropical nose with hints of spice, dry, round mouthfeel, medium acidity, tropical flavours, citrus, spice, nice complexity, long finish.
29. Petit Manseng, 2010 vintage, Pacherenc Vic Bilh Laplace, Château d’Aydie, France: medium gold colour, pronounced aroma intensity of orange blossom and honey, medium dry, light body, flavours of white truffle, citrus and orange blossom, flavours vanish quickly but are delicious!
30. Malbec, 2010 vintage, GC, Château du Cèdre, Cahors, France (old vines): deep purple colour, rich complex nose of violets, blueberries, black fruit, pronounced intensity, dry, medium acidity, medium-plus-plus tannins, flavours of dark fruit, floral, elegant, complex, delicious, long finish.