Mosel Saar Ruwer, Germany. 7.5%
Bracing acidity, complexity just starting to develop, gentle. Needs time. This was in great condition but I still wish they wouldn’t use cork I’ve had too many off bottles lately.
Eric’s Vineyard, Piccadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills, South Australia. 13.5%
Well flavoured quite fine Chardonnay. Good value for such quality fruit.
Lovely wine drinking well now and for another 10+ years. Perhaps better than the 1996 in the long run, richer. My estimation of the 2000 vintage is bouncing back.