there are some new reviews oozing though here, but we're not deckin em up all pretty til we work out an otherwise unborn style for this sleazy rube we call drankster


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22 August 2008

TORRONTES


Bodega Norton Mendoza Argentina Torrontes 2007

$10; 13% alcohol; screw cap; 86 points

Now, you ocker Riverlanders who reckon I’m unfair about your flat hot wines, tell me about this. Grown between 850 and 1100 metres above sea level in the Andes, by the Mendoza River at Lujan de Coyo, an upland oasis at Mendoza, it’s not quite of the intensity of the really immaculate torrontes which grow up above 1900 metres, but, well, you know, look at the priiiice! It smells like a particularly fragrant pink muscat, like a fronti/gewurz. Which it’s not. But by Bacchus it’s pretty. The palate’s felicitous and teasy, dancing around whippy natural acidity. Chook and chilli. Vintage Cellars (17 AUG 8)

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