Domaine Des Gandines, Viré-Clessé, Burgundy 2005
This is a showy Chardonnay that makes some impression. The nose is dominated by expressive, toffee-tinged mineral notes, while the palate is mouth-filling, with lovely, bright, fleshy fruit that manages to live with
Sainsbury’s, SO organic, Soave Veneto 2007
A classic style with a good fruit characters. Good balance and some fruit clarity; very straightforward but fresh and easy to drink.
The Society’s Exhibition Riesling, Alsace 2007
Lots of aromatic complexity with some minerality and apple and pear fruits with floral notes. Great intensity on the palate with a crisp acidity. Very refreshing with great balance and length.
Jurtschitsch, Loiserberg, Grüner Veltliner Austria 2007
Very pure aromas with herbaceous notes and a great minerality. Good weight on the palate with lively acidity and lots of purity of fruit, good length.
Domaine Grand Milord, Marks & Spencer Organic, Vins de Pays du Gard 2007
Full of floral and strawberry aromas with some creaminess. Dry on the palate. Full bodied with bright strawberry fruit. A very upfront style.
Familia Zuccardi, Santa Julia Organica Malbec, Mendoza 2007 Argentina
A very reliable brand this; complex notes of herbal and ripe fruit. Perfect harmony on the palate: great balance with focused tannins. Fresh finish.
Viña Errazuriz Organics Cabernet Sauvignon, Aconcagua Valley, Chile 2006
Black fruits, smokey vanilla oak and a hint of spice on the nose. Big structure, plenty of tannin but theres enough fruit to handle it. Nice black fruits and balancing oaks.
Moncaro, Waitrose Organic Italian Rosso, Marche 2007
An explosion of chocolate, black cherries, and kirsch on the nose. Fleshy, juicy and fresh on the palate. Well made at a great price.
Perlage, Terra Viva Organic Merlot, Veneto 2006
Some herbaceous notes with some plums and green pepper, very fresh style. Smokey on the palate, good acid with clean herbaceous characters, dry finish; good value.
Stellar Winery, SO Organic Fairtrade Cabernet Sauvignon, Olifants River 2007
Strong blackcurrant flavour, very direct and upfront. Tannins are present and helping to hold the wine.