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Seasonal Cellar Tasting Notes – September 2013

By sarahhowe, also posted in News on

Join Adnams Seasonal Cellar Wine Club

12 great bottles of wine, often hidden gems, delivered free to your home every quarter. You choose how much you want to spend and whether you want Red, White or both!

Find out more and sign up here. Every case contains wines carefully selected from around the world and are accompanied by detailed tasting notes prepared by our Wine Buyer, Alastair Marshall. There's even a space to add your own tasting notes too. As an added bonus you'll receive 10% off purchases in-store and online whilst you are a member. Here's Alastair's notes on the September Seasonal Cellar cases: "Whilst you were popping the corks of the June Seasonal case, we were casting the runes, analysing the flight of swallows and staring into crystal balls to determine whether it will be a mild autumn or not.  This crucial information determines the weight of the reds and fullness of the whites in your next box, and since this is sheer speculation on our part we let ourselves be influenced by the fabulous July weather and pictured you, glass in hand, enjoying the pleasant warmth of a mild September evening. So, although there are a few more substantial wines, most are of a more delicate make-up with Pinot Noir and Italian varietals making a strong showing in reds, and vivacious, aromatic varieties like Sauvignon, Riesling and Muscat in white.  There are, as ever, wines that we hope will challenge and delight you, and I notice that despite media reports of the decline of Australian wine, Oz is represented at every level, which tells me that any decline is confined to mass produced brands – a good thing too! Other news is that, after a very long search, we have found a wine that we are proud to label The ‘Adnams Red Burgundy’. The ‘Adnams White Burgundy’ has long been the most popular wine that we offer and finding a partner that matched rather high standards of quality and value for money, has not been easy, especially in a region where people laugh at you if you say you want a red to sell at under £10. Not only this, but we have re-launched the Adnams ‘House’ wines* which is a splendid trio from the Languedoc, cunningly named ‘Adnams French Red, French White and French Rosé’ These are simple pleasures, well worth trying. Adnams Selection wines do not make their way into the Seasonal Cellar but details are included in this missive for your information." * Our House Wines have proved so popular that they are temporarily out of stock! New stock will arrive next week. Here's the tasting notes for the September 2013 Seasonal Cellar cases: £89 Seasonal Cellar Notes - September 2013 (PDF, 106kB) £135 Seasonal Cellar Notes - September 2013 (PDF, 98kB) £180 Seasonal Cellar Notes - September 2013 (PDF, 98kB)

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