Tasting Notes: Blind Tasting, by Sally Easton, MW, 27 November 2019

Sally explained a little of the work needed to become a Master of Wine,and we got to try a blind tasting which would be part (one of many) of reaching this rare status. The wines were decanted to avoid clues by style of bottle!

The 4 whites were from the same country, and the 4 reds shared a dominant grape variety.

Whites:
1: Grillo, Isola della Fiamma Sicily, 2018 (12.5%), £6.25
2: Moscato D’Asti, Elio Perrone, 2018, Italy,(5%),  £8.25
3: Polish Hill Riesling, Grosset, 2018,Clare Valley, Austraia, (12.5%), £28.00
4a: Clonale Chardonnay, Kooyong, 2017, Mornington Peninsula Australia (13%),£19.00
4b: Estate Chardonnay, Kooyong, 2016, Mornington Peninsula Australia (13.5%),£22.00

Reds:
5: Ch Socicondo Mallet 2000, Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, France, 12.5%
6: Cab Sauvignon/Shiraz, Oxford Landing, 2016, S Australia, (13.5%) £6.69
7a: Cab Sauv Trefethen, 2016, Napa Valley California (14%), £40.00
7b: Cab Sauv, Smith Madrone, 2014, Napa Valley, California, (14%), £48.00
8: Miles Mossop WInes, Max 2015, Stellenbosch, South Africa (14%), £16.00