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Zantho – Recent Reviews

High 80s For These Quality Wines!

We have some recent reviews concerning Zantho Fine Wines, including feedback from Rick Van Sickly of Niagara and Vic Harradine of Ottawa.

2013 Zantho Sauvignon Blanc, $18 / bottle

Qualitätswein Burgenland, 12.0% alcohol

Vic Harradine:

87/100.

A lifted alluring nose of tropical fruit, floral notes and wisps of lemon-lime fills the air. Medium bodied and nicely textured, a flow of crisp green apple, Key lime and über-racy lemon zest streaks over the palate. The mid-length finish layers on mineral tones and lemongrass. Pour with pan-seared freshwater fish.

Rick Van Sickle:

A fresh and airy nose of tropical fruit, grapefruit and lime. It’s pure on the palate with lime zest, citrus and grapefruit flavours that travel on a firm acidic backbone through the finish.

2013 Zantho Gruner Veltliner, $18 / bottle

Qualitätswein Burgenland, 12.5% alcohol

Vic Harradine:

Minerality, floral, spice and peppery notes coalesce on the nose of this mid-weight, tang-laden Grüner. It bathes the palace with a racy spray of lemon curd, lime cordial and white grapefruit. The finish is crisp, clean and refreshing with a final bite of lemon juice. Prawn ceviche or grilled calamari rings pair well.

Rick Van Sickle:

88/100

A fresh style of Gruner with a nose of melon, peach, ginger and bright apple notes. It’s crisp and lively on the palate with grapefruit, melon and peach all lifted by racy acidity.

2012 Zantho Zweigelt, $18 / bottle

Qualitätswein Burgenland, 13.0% alcohol

Vic Harradine:

This is one of the nicest Zweigelt tasted. Incredible spice, red berry fruit and incense aromas abound. Fruit-forward and nicely balanced this rolls over the palate with fresh, lively and tangy red cherry, spice and dried currant, mid weight with oodles of charm. A great bistro-styled, red-pizza wine, it also stacks up well with pasta in tomato sauce.

Rick Van Sickle:

This all but forgotten varietal finds a good home in the vineyards of Austria. The nose shows plums, smoky-savoury notes, anise, licorice, campfire smoke and spice. It’s lively on the palate with meaty dark fruits, spice and lovely texture through the finish.

Where to Get These Great Wines?

We recently listed the Zweigelt and the Gruner with Toronto’s Rosedale Diner and the Gruner may still be available from Kantina in London, Ontario.

However, all it takes is a quick email or call to order any of these great wines by the case from Noteworthy Wines. For daily home or office delivery, email bill@noteworthywines.ca or if in London, ON phone (519) 914-1204.

 

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