Presented to my Clydebank College Introduction to Wine Appreciation group at Bearsden Academy.
Bright yellow/gold at core, paling to rim.
Subtle with floral and prickly citrus notes.
Medium bodied and dry with a trace of tropical fruit and stronger mineral, alcohol flavours. Prickly and crisp.
Very good - now.
Orange-pink, bright, even.
Fresh, prickly nose, quite delicate - someone described it as 'apple-pie'.
Medium to full bodied, very juicy with nicely balanced alcohol and acidity and a good tart finish.
Pale orange/red with gradual paling to a greyish pink.
Earthy mineral nose with a trace of tart cherry fruit.
Medium to full bodied with lovely bitter almond flavours, some charred oak and a trace of dry tannins.
Very strange shandy aroma after half an hour!?!
Garnet red, even and bright, fading to orange.
Earth nose with cherry and oak aromas - sharp and fresh.
Medium bodied with rounded flavours of charred oak and tart black fruits. Good, fresh acidity, nice mineral/spice/alcohol roll and a dry, bitter finish.
Lovely balance, very good now.
Deep garnet red, some paling to brown/pink.
Plums and some green wood on the nose, a trace of tinned tomatoes.
Medium to full bodied with a big mouthful of plums and blackcurrants, jammy with bracing acidity and spicy, vanilla oak. Dry decent finish.
Deep garnet red, some paling. Viscous.
Still dumb, but some raisin/orange peel aromas.
Medium bodied with intense, tart black fruits, lemon juice, ripe (but drying) tannins and some spicy, vanilla oak.