Monday, June 23, 2014

WCOW'14: Match 5

Match 5Monday, June 23rd
Countries: Australia VS. Spain
Theme: Budget Whites

Australia - 1
Spain - 5

The Wines

Australia: Hardy's 2012 Stamp Series Riesling Gewurztraminer
AvailabilityWidely at BCLDB stores 
Cost: $10-12
Alcohol: 11%

SpainLes Vins Bonhomme 2012 El Petit Bonhomme Blanco
Availability: Widely at BCLDB stores 
Cost: $14
Alcohol: 13.5%
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The Results

El Petit Bonhomme
Food Friendliness:     
El Petit Bonhomme
El Petit Bonhomme
Hardy's Riesling Gewurztraminer
Expression of Terroir:      
El Petit Bonhomme
El Petit Bonhomme


Similar to the outcome on the pitch, the Spanish wine out duelled its Australian competitor thanks to an impressive medley of nectarine, peach pit and passion-fruit aromas on the nose and tangy citrus and ripe melon flavours on the mineral-infused palate. A lighter wine, by design, the only score the Aussies could muster was in 'concentration' which the tangy blend of Riesling and Gewurztraminer has in spades. - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2014

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