(2019) 100% Riesling from Elgin, trained up a single pole as is common in Mosel and other parts of Germany. Beautifully clear and expressively Riesling, the florals and crunchy apple, the palate dry and mineral, but a lovely refinement. Sweet and concentrated fruit, that streaking pithy lemon acidity. Lovely wine.
(2019) Named in honour of the Roman emperor responsible for introducing Viognier to the Rhône Vally apparently, this is a golden-coloured wine, fermented and aged in small barrels (a proportion new). It has biscuit-touched aromas, a slightly bigger style than the Rose Quartz, but not without elegance, smoky and spicy, but a lovely full and succulent mid-palate, loads of sweet fruit and creaminess. Not in the UK at time of review.
(2015) Lots of minty, humbuggy oak here, a flood of toffee and toast. The palate has intense fruit sweetness, a lovely ripeness but the citrus and salts of the finish are interesting. Really quite fresh and persistent, despite the oak, it finishes with a shimmering clarity. Elgin I think.Tasted blind
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