Decanter 2012 awarded white wine tasting

2012/7/14
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In general, I think Decanter’s world wine award wines are probably not the top-rank ones, but they are good deals, indeed.

Vina Casablanca Sparkling Brut Blanc de Blanc N.V.

Vina Casablanca Sparkling Brut Blanc de Blanc N.V.
Light yeast, pineapple, a bit corn, stony. Small bubbles, and can lasting for 1 hour.

SY Rating: 16/20

Simonnet Febvre Chablis 2008

Simonnet Febvre Chablis 2008
Light mineral, dust, light flint, citrus, light honey. High acidity.

SY Rating: 16.5/20

De Bortoli Chardonnay Deen Vat 7 2009

De Bortoli Chardonnay Deen Vat 7 2009
Also a good oaked chardonnay, although the price makes me think about the wine making process. Almond, grass, cream, a bit plastic pipe, coconut, light eucalyptus leaves, and flint mineral nose. Medium acidity.

SY Rating: 16.5/20

Louis Latour Grand Ardèche Chardonnay 2007

Louis Latour Grand Ardèche Chardonnay 2007
Apparent wood process contributes rich butter and vanilla flavors. Light stony, and ripe citrus flavors. Medium acidity. Quite a good oaked chardonnay, although it’s from a infamous region — IGP Ardèche (Côteaux de l’Ardèche).

SY Rating: 17/20

Knappstein 2010 Hand Picked Riesling

Knappstein 2010 Hand Picked Riesling
Petrol, flint, light floral, pineapple, orange, honey. High acidity, long length.

SY Rating: 18/20

Petaluma Riesling Hanlin Hill 2010

Petaluma Riesling Hanlin Hill 2010
A bit creamy, dry hay, gravel, lemon. High acidity. Long length. High palate intensity.

SY Rating: 18/20

Dr. L Riesling QBA 2010

Dr. L Riesling QBA 2010
Semi sweet, medium+ acidity. Honey lemon water, light straw, acacia flower, light stony. Medium+ length.

SY Rating: 16/20

Zuccardi Tardio Torrontes 2008

Zuccardi Tardio Torrontes 2008
Osmanthus flower, stony, light petrol, honey, very rich ripe tangerine. Medium+ acidity, sweet, and long length.

SY Rating: 18/20

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