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The Berrio The Weathergirl 2009

Explicit.

Explicit.

There’s an aphorism which holds that “The older you get, the more like yourself you become” and this applies all too aptly to The Weathergirl 2009 from Elim, a 2:1 blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, which was nominated for 5 Stars in the 2011 edition of Platter’s but ultimately not endorsed.

It’s a super-particular wine. On the nose, intense green bean, gun smoke and a certain sea breeze quality. The palate meanwhile is lean and strikingly fresh – I’m not sure the fact that it is closed under screwcap is helping as evolution seems unduly retarded. Hardscore stuff and while I recognise it will have appeal in some quarters, too extreme for me.

Score: 90/100.

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