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Wine Tasting Note: Thierry and Guy Le Freak Sauvignon Blanc Gros Manseng, 2005, VdP de Côtes de Gasgogne, France.
Available from Threshers for £6.99.
Pea-pods and sweet peas on the nose leading into a smooth, fruity palate. Nice weight and a soft, approachable, highly drinkable style. Melon flavours dominate with a green-fruit edge and a mineral texture. Crisp acidity finishes the package. An interesting blend and a great little wine. Le Freak is produced in partnership with Guy Anderson and winemaker Thierry Boudinaud, the creators of the French wine 'sensation' Fat Bastard.
Scribblings Rating - 88/100
Wine Tasting Note: First Cape Limited Release Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, 2006, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.
Listed by Threshers for £6.49.
A pungency here that immediately screams Sauvignon Blanc but it is grassy and straw-like (rather than fruity with gooseberries or passion fruit). The palate is dry, medium-bodied, grass, straw and nettles predominate with a floral touch and, off-puttingly a soapy, rose-like edge. High acidity. Divided opinion on whether it was just a unique flavour profile or just not very nice! Certainly distinctive. For a food match we are thinking asparagus or tomato salads.
Scribblings Rating - 84/100
Wine Tasting Note: Thierry and Guy Le Freak Shiraz Viognier, 2006, VdP d'Oc, France.
Available from Threshers (and the Co-Op) for £6.99.
The red partner to the Sauvignon-Gros Manseng this a more 'usual' blend of Shiraz (85%) and Viognier (15%). A jolly decent drop - rounded, smooth but with depth and 'funkiness'. Bramble fruits and a hint of smoky chocolate. Some of the Shiraz used here is thrown through carbonic maceration to garner greater fruit vibrancy and colour. Both grape varieties are blended and fermented together in order to achieve full complexity of the wines.
Scribblings Rating - 90/100
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