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JancisRobinson.com reviews of Umamu and Sirromet wines.
The website has a comprehensive database of wine tasting notes available only to subscribers (see below).The wines were tasted at the end of January 2012 by Julia Harding (Umamu) and Richard Hemming (Sirromet) and have been given ratings out of 20.Selected comments made about each wine are shown in italics:
Yeasty apple aroma and an unusual combination on the palate of creamy apricot fruit and a cedary aftertaste. Unusual and complex.
Delicate, mineral,hint of green pea. Fresh and refined but still very tight.
Restrained ,mineral nose. Almost slight in body but has impressive freshness, youth and length.
Sweet, ripe dark fruit and plenty of eucalyptus. Lively and tight tannins balance the richness of thefruit.
Shiraz 2007 17
Attractive mineral character at first, giving it a more Rhone-like feel, but then the eucalyptus appears on the palate to tell you where it’s from.
12 months in new oak.Chewy, sophisticated and ripe - but structured and honest too. Long chocolatey finish. Minty. With Merlot like this, who needs Cabernet?
Porty, grapey, really sweet but lacks the fine acid of Rutherglen, say. Good stuff, but more of a curiosity than a world-class sticky.
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