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#TWSTaste: Your #faveSocietywines! [23rd May 2019 8-9pm]

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#82

7.5 from the Horsham Wine Academy


#83

Surprisingly nice with stilton.

Scores: 7, 6 and 6 here.


#84

7.5, 7.5, 8, 8, and 8 here


#85

8 - lovely, great quality. Might even say very good value too.


#86

Thank you! I was about to look it up myself! :laughing:


#87

Okey-dokes, let’s pour a glass of red, give it a swirl and stick our noses in the glass… first sniffpressions?


#88

Bravo @Ewan :sweat_smile:


#89

Loads of graphite jumps out of the glass with some black currant and liquorice


#90

I poured the Beaumont at 8 o’clock, same time as the KR. Beautiful warming archetypal claret nose - plummy, brambly and a whiff of pencil case.


#91

Black crushed fruit, vanilla, cloves, a hint of Dust (forest floor?), menthol in the background, allspice, some bramble stalk.


#92

Getting the liquorice, but more sherbet fountain liquorice tube than Pontefract cakes.


#93

Blackcurrant, cigar box, smoky, pencil shavings, vanilla black cherry


#94

Yes to the pencil case. Nice ripe fruit, not much leafiness.


#95

Marzipan & plums


#96

Definite pencil shavings and black-cherry for me! And something a little sweetly spiced.


#97

Some clarets already smell green and stalky (to me - I’m not a huge claret fan), but this is bright and breezy while showing some good concentration of fruit on the nose. It makes you look forward to tasting it. Enticing.


#98

The teacher here understands whiff of pencil case. The smoky element is like pencil sharpenings, or lap sang tea.


#99

Medium rich ruby. Plum, black cherry, vanilla, clove, bramble, pencil shavings.


#100

I poured this around about 4pm, lots and lots going on, Lovely juicy plums and blackcurrant followed by coffee beans, dark toffee with a lingering menthol note and allspice. Smells fab!


#101

I always find describing the graphite a bit weird, until you sharpen a pencil and smell the results