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New World Versus France Tasting, 27th Oct 1992


New World Versus France Tasting, 27th October 1992

27/10/92

NEW WORLD VERSUS FRANCE
SERVED BLIND
ONE WINE FROM FRANCE – ONE FROM NEW WORLD – (NZ-AUS-CHILE_SOUTH AFRICA etc)

It is wine that gently warms and opens.
Most promising business with the future.

1 Chardonnay
A) New World, Oakwood, Australia, 4.40 Pounds.  Much more sun.  Similar appearance.  Full bodied “buttery.”  Strong in front dies quickly.
B) French, South Bordeaux, 4.40 Pounds.  Similar appearance. Delicate bouquet, cleaner taste.  I prefer this one.

2 Sauvignon Blanc
A) New World, Jackson Estate, New Zealand, April 1991, 7.00 Pounds.  “Black currants”, “goose berries.”  Strong, fuller, sweeter.  Prefer this one.
B) French, Central Vineyards Noir, 1990, 6.85 Pounds.  Aftertaste lingers, creamier.

3 Cabernet Sauvignon
A) Southern France, French, 3.11 Pounds.  Purple, first color, quite young.  A far amount of tannin.  Spicey.
B) New World, Chile, 3.35 Pounds.  Darker than 1st.  I prefer this one.

4 Syrah
A) New World, Mexico, 1988, 4.70 Pounds.  Pepper, smooth.  Prefer.
B) French, 1989, 5.20 Pounds.  Too peppery.

5 Pinot Noir
A) New World, South Africa, 1988, 6.50 Pounds.
B) France, Burgundy, 1988, 6.50 Pounds.  Prefer color.  Delicate.  Prefer

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