finally today, i have started to taste some of the 200+ bottles that are now standing patiently on my dinning room floor and waiting to be opened and carefully evaluated.
so today, maria and i have started to taste as per the wset systematic apprach to tasting level 4. we are planning to do this at least each saturday after-noon and taste at least 5-6 wines and then post our conclusion right here on this blog.
if you are familiar with wset tasting notes, i invite you to check my conclusions below and please give me your comments so that i can improve them and eventually score high in my exam in june.
here goes my notes - you can click on each wine names to download the more detailed notes in a pdf format:
fournier père & fils sancèrre 2006
a good balance of component with a good length however somewhat lacking in complexity so that difficult to perceive its orgin & varietal characteristics. entry level wine.
marks & spencer margaret river semillon/sauvignon 2006
acceptable entry level wine. some complexity and some intensity. however, perception of acidification is present and acidity feels slightly unbalanced over its alcohol. low varietal + origin characterisitcs
châteaux thieuley 2003
acceptable medium level wine. showing characteristics of much work in the winery: oak ageing + quality fruit. components in balance. some complexity from fruit and production method.
pirque estate sauvignon blanc 2007
good entry level wine. good varietal + orgin characteristics, and a good length. however slightly lacking in elegance & finesse to be considered a premium level wine.
marks & spencer kaituna hills sauvignon blanc 2007
an excellent entry level wine. perfect balance of components, clear characteristics of varietal + origin. long + complex on palate. well crafted wine made with care and quality material & techniques