Following the announcement of the Decanter World Wine Awards 2010, Tastings executive Mark O’Halleron offers Golf Monthly his perfect picks for the clubhouse.
Cono Sur, Vision Single Vineyard Riesling, Bío-Bío
Valley, Chile 2009 £8.99 Majestic
Broad and vibrant on the nose, with lime and kerosene.
Exhilarating pungency and on the tongue it’s zesty, zippy and zingy!
Oak Valley, Pinot Noir, Elgin, South Africa 2008 £30.99
Great Wine Online 01235 535680
Perfumed aromas of soft fruits and savoury Earl Grey tea,the palate displays refreshing cherry and red berry character and a silky texture on the finish.
Bodegas Franco Espanolas, Bordon, Rioja Reserva, Spain
2004 £9.99 spanishwinesonline.co.uk 01483 274666
Aromatic nose of red berries, spice and cassis the palate
has sweet, silky fruit with spiced and mint character.
Warre’s, Otima, 10 Year Old Tawny Port NV £12.49 Asda
Gentle, tawny fruit with an attractive and rich, sweet oaky
character, great nuttiness on the finish.
Taittinger, Brut Réserve, Champagne, NV £36.99 Asda,
Majestic, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco
Toasty and rich brioche nose with some almond notes; mature,
complex, quite refined and rich on the palate, with a lovely balance and a
long, lingering finish.