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Three Choirs Winchcombe Downs 2009 review (Sunday quickie)

A tilted glass of pale white wineBy way of this week’s Sunday quickie, I lugged my laptop down to the Summertown Wine Cafe (one of the places I’ll especially miss, when I haul my skinny white ass out of Oxford, next month) — and snaffled me a glass of Three Choirs ‘Winchcombe Downs’.

And I liked it. A good acidic gobful, zesty and fresh as you like. Bish! It’s bracing, fresh, summery. Really awakens ye tastebuds with a zap. Like a shot from Commander Keen’s raygun.

It also gets kudos for being made from a mixture of grapes that includes both Phoenix and Madeleine Angevine. A few points in your grape varietals spotters’ guide for them, surely?

Getting through more than a glass of this without some form of snack/food would be a challenge — because of all that acid. So consider yourself warned.

Rating ★★★ 3 stars (good)
Region Gloucestershire
Grapes Phoenix, Madeleine Angevine & Huxelrebe
ABV 11%
Price £9.45 from Jascots; £10.95 from Summertown Wine Cafe (no online ordering)

3 Comments to Three Choirs Winchcombe Downs 2009 review (Sunday quickie)

  1. July 18, 2011 at 4:54 am | Permalink

    Too bad online ordering is not available. Base on its external appearance i can rate it 3.5-4/5. Because i cannot make a proper ratings since i didnt taste it finally. Thanks.

  2. July 18, 2011 at 7:08 am | Permalink

    A nice review for the delicious three choirs winchcombe downs from @billicatons . http://t.co/f1grOGz

  3. July 19, 2011 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    RT @Quaffable: A brace of English wines; Red: http://t.co/34HeWhu white: http://t.co/QnV4rMD @billicatons @3choirsvineyard If that is the collective noun

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