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TastersGuildNY Tour of Icon Wines from Murdock James Estate (NZ), Hope Estate(AUS), Auraucano (CHILE), Familia Zuccardi(AR)




TastersGuildNY Tour of Icon Wines from Murdock James Estate (NZ), Hope Estate(AUS), Auraucano (CHILE), Familia Zuccardi(AR)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Speaker: Ken Danes, Winesellers,ltd., Tri state Manager

We tasted 10 of the finest wines from New Zealand, Australia, Chile and Argentina.
We asked for one vote for favorite for each Flight.
Mudoch James Estate, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc 2014 was the Favorite of Flight I. Hope Estate, Australia Mountain Wash Chardonnay 2014 was the Favorite of Flight II. Araucano, Chile Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 tied for Favorite of Flight III with Clos de Loloi Blend 2012. Zuccardi, Argentina, Tito Blend Malbec, Cabernet, Ancellotta and Caladoc 2014 was the Favorite of Flight IV. All the wines showed well. The cheese was Cabot Vermont Sharp Yellow Cheddar.

 
Flight I: Murdoch James - Martinborough, New Zealand Votes Full Retail Price $
Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Pale color. Restrained. Very nice. The Favorite of this Flight.
11 $13.99
Estate Pinot Noir 2013
Blended from a selection of wine from mature oak barrels, this Pinot Noir displays soft complexities that are ready to enjoy right now.

4 $14.99
Flight II: Hope Estate - Hunter Valley, Australia Votes Full Retail Price $
Mountain Wash Chardonnay 2014
This is a complex, balanced, and fresh Chardonnay. The French oak fermentation has added complexity without dulling the wine, while the crisp citrus characters keep the palate refreshed. The Favorite of this Flight.
11 $12.99
The Ripper Shiraz 2011
Inky, dark, red-black, with a purple hue. A generous blackberry aroma and dark cherry fruit mingles with undertones of licorice, mocha, cedar and oak. Some open fermentation has helped enrich the fruitfulness and general complexity.

4 $17.99
Flight III: Araucano - Colchagua Valley, Chile Votes Full Retail Price $
Carmenere 2013
Deep, bright, cherry red. Intense and complex nose with hints of dark fruits, eucalyptus, black pepper, and cinnamon. A powerful structure with unctuous tannins that refect the perfect ripeness of the grape with a long and complex finish.
2 $13.99
Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Deep intense ruby color. Concentrated aromas of black fruits, with vanilla. Full and well-rounded on the palate with a long finish. Tied for Favorite of this Flight.
6 $13.99
Clos de Lolol Blend - Carmenere, Syrah, Cabernet and Cabernet Franc 2012
A brilliant red color. The nose is elegant with hints of black fruit jam and tobacco. This wine reveals itself in stages displaying the complexity of the blend, with leather, white pepper, and licorice with a long finish. Tied for Favorite of this Flight.

6 $22.99
Flight IV: Zuccardi - Uco Valley, Argentina Votes Full Retail Price $
Q Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
The grapes used for Zuccardi Q, come from recognized micro-regions in the Uco Valley and selected old vineyards. There is a great intensity with ripe red and black fruit notes, such as blueberry and cassis, with some black pepper notes. Full bodied with firm, mature and integrated tannins. Very long and persistent finish.
2 $17.99
Q Malbec 2014
Dark violet, with shades of black. Great floral aromas with rich, ripe blackberry, plum and chocolate notes melted with black currant and cassis display an excellent balance and freshness. A persistent and velvety finish.
3 $17.99
Tito Blend - Malbec, Cabernet, Ancellotta and Caladoc 2014
Tito Zuccardi is now produced exclusively with grapes from the Paraje Altamira appellation, a blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Ancellotta and Caladoc from the Zuccardi estate vineyards. Most of the grapes are fermented together and the composition might change with the vintage, but the concept is that it will always be from Altamira, from the estate vineyards. It has very intense color and it also reflects the riper conditions of 2014, with more black fruit and also a rustic touch reminiscent of tree bark. The palate is round and juicy, with some dusty tannin The Favorite of this Flight.



9 $44.00
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