Following last weeks rather good Runnington Hill I ordered another wine from the same vineyard. A different blend though, labelled as Goldberry Hill.
Hendred Vineyard Goldberry Hill, 2003, Oxfordshire, England.
Local Tastes £5.99.
This is a blend of the evocatively named Madeleine Angevine and Seyval Blanc, a hybrid. Stewed apples on the nose, crab apples and hawthorn bushes. The palate is distinctly on the medium side of things but the acidity is high acting as a counter balance. Flavours of pear, baked apple and a sprinkling of dry savoury biscuits. Oh, and a touch of honey from the sweetness. Short length. Plastic cork. Alcohol 11.5%. Food? This went rather nicely with a chicken and green bean salad. Sunshine mandatory.
Scribblings Rating – 88/100
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