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Best Brazilian wines
9 Mar 2009 by Richard Hemming
The tasting notes below are a brief representative sample of the wide range of producers, varieties and styles that I tried on my recent trip (see Brazil - world player in wine? ), listed in descending order of score. The photo shows Brazilian Merlot grapes. Cave Geisse, Brut 1998 Brazil 17.5 Drink 2009-12 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir. 10 years of lees ageing. Strong yeast, apple on the nose - but actually quite closed. On the palate, much more developed with a very broad length and just-popped toast on the finish. The subtle and fresh autolytic character is a real hallmark of quality, and the layers peel back in the...

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