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2001 Sauternes Library tasting

Elissa Jordan

In general Sauternes is an appellation dedicated to unfortified, sweet white wine. For this library tasting of the 2001 Sauternes vintage, we have from the 1855 classification, Ch d’Yquem, 9 of the 11 premier crus and two others rated their equals by Robert Parker. Of these 12 wines, only the d’Yquem is commercially available in New Zealand for a mere $2,265 a bottle. 

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Piedmont 2004

Elissa Jordan

2004 in Piedmont has been characterised as one of the best vintages ever, the vintage of a lifetime even. Cool spring temperatures delayed flowering and ensuring an abundance of fruit. The remainder of the season was dry and warm allowing grapes to ripen gradually resulting in a perfect balance of phenolics, acidities and sugars. 

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1978 reds

Elissa Jordan

This is a special tasting. 1978 was a glorious vintage in the Rhone Valley and Burgundy. It’s a year that is still held up as a model that’s scarcely been surpassed. In Bordeaux the vintage was good rather than great.

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Does riesling age?

Elissa Jordan

Looking at a line-up of Rieslings going back 40-years, a tasting for people interested in older wines, with an emphasis on how the wine came to be the way it is, not its label or price. These wines can be described as curious but highly interesting, thus opening them to be disparaged by wine elitists. 

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