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    Tom Otley
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    BA Galleries Satellite B T5 Wine choices

    CHAMPAGNE

    Not on display, but available on request

    Lanson, Black Label, Brut NV

    “Three grape varieties come into making of Lanson Brut: Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier (black grapes) and Chardonnay (white grapes). An impressive range of 40 to 50 crus are blended together to form this Champagne and they are all vivified seperately so the cellar master has an exceptional choice of aromas available to him, thus guaranteeing the consistent Lanson taste at all times. Lanson is one of the very few Champagne Houses not practising malolactic fermentation, a fact to be noted in Champagne. This Lanson tradition allows wines to develop to the full and to better their wealth of aromas. 3 Years ageing in over 4 miles of cellars, combined with the cellar master’s expertise, are essential components of perfect maturing. Lanson Brut’s brilliant and clear colour is remeniscent of the straw colour and hints of amber characteristic of the Pinot Noir grape. In the glass, it is lively with a fine string of bubbles. On the nose, the impression is one of vitality and scents of spring, mixed with a touch of ‘toast’ and honey. To the palate are bouquets of ripe fruit and citrus fruit to create a sensation of fullness, fruitiness and lightness. A pleasant racy wine with a long and lingering taste. ‘For the past two years this has been the best and most consistent non-vintage from any of the big Grandes Marques’.

    Tom Stevenson. The Wine Report 2009; Champagne Report 2009.

    http://www.wine-pages.com/guests/tom/intro.htm

    WHITES

    Cosecha 2009, Lovivalo Rueda

    Didn’t try this and have drawn a blanc(o) with finding out much about it.

    Terra do Gargalo, Monterrei 2007

    ” Treixadura, Godello and Dona Blanca grapes make this fine white fresh, lip smacking, thirst quenching, long and elegant. Another fantastic Galician white.”

    http://www.eburywinecellars.com/Terra-do-Gargalo-2007.html

    Marmesa Vineyards 2007 Chardonnay, Hollister Peak, California

    ”The Chardonnay is unoaked, letting the soft peach and citrus fruit take centre stage.”

    http://www.bibendum-wine.co.uk/retail/producers/marmesa

    De Westhof Estate, Chardonnay 2008

    ”This is a beautifully crafted, elegant wine. It has crisp fresh citrus flavours and a creamy aftertaste with elegant fruit and a long yeasty, nutty finish.”

    http://www.dunells.com

    Old Well House, Sauvignon Blanc 2008

    “Grapes from Stellenbosch,Stanford and Elgin, were handpicked for this wine and left on the lees for 3 months.”

    From Andre Badenhorst of Thorntree winery, S.A

    http://www.thorntreewines.co.za/

    Chateau de Rully, Comte Rulley de Ternay

    ”Bright yellow. Creamy, oaky nose, toasty rich fruit palate, solid velocity and creamy mouthful. Clean stonefruit finish, long sustain outstanding for its class.”

    http://www.decanter.com/worldwineawards/2005/dwwa_search.php?qsearch=agmw

    RED

    Villa San Juliette, Merlot 2007 Paso Robles

    “Corkscrewed: The Wrath of Grapes” was a reality series following the trials and exploits of award-winning entertainment producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick as they make a major investment in a long held dream – owning their own vineyard.From childhood friends in the backstreets of Liverpool to producing the huge US primetime hit, American Idol, Ken and Nigel are a phenomenal success story…”

    http://www.californiawineryadvisor.com/wineries/view/Villa_San-Juliette

    Langmeil, Barossa, Three Gardens, 2007 SGM

    ” Parker Tasting Note: “Excellent value, the 2005 Three Gardens is a combination of 46% Shiraz, 44% Grenache, and 10% Mourvedre from 15- to 130-year-old vineyards. This elegant blend exhibits notes of anise, wood smoke, blackberries, cherries, pepper, and earth. Surprisingly fruity and rich with wonderful intensity as well as layers of flavor, it is a southern Rhone-like effort that will provide a lovely mouthful of wine over the next 3-4 years.”

    http://www.kwmwine.com/shop/shop.php?action=full&id=42

    Montes Alpha, Syrah 2006, Valle de Colchagua

    ”Aurelio Montes has a first-class reputation in Chile for excellence in wine-making. Montes’ Syrah uses only top-quality fruit from densely planted hillside sites. This Rhône-style Syrah is an excellent example of what Chile can achieve. Absolutely stunning accompaniment to game or richly sauced white meats.”

    http://www.waitrosewine.com/230201277/Product.aspx

    Cline Zinfandel 2007 Ancient Vines

    ”Wine Spectator “Juicy and jammy, with soft but lively black cherry pie flavors and mocha and toasty dill notes. A crowd-pleaser.”

    http://www.clinecellars.com

    Wallace by Ben Glaetzer, Barossa, Shiraz Grenache 2008

    “Ben Glaetzer’s wines, particularly at the top end are well on their way to cult status. This Shiraz-Grenache blend is a more modest offering, yet still showcases the talent seemingly inherent in the Glaetzer clan. Sweet red fruit with a peppery twist is in abundance, and is softened and plumped up by toffee-tinted oak.”

    http://www.decanter.com

    http://www.glaetzer.com/wines/

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