2011 Between Five Bells White

between five bells whiteOne of the most exciting developments in the Australian wine scene last year was the arrival of Between Five Bells - a collective comprised of David Fesq, Lethbridge’s Ray Nadeson and sommelier Josh Dunne. Sign up to their newsletter and check out their blog. Intelligent and interesting vinous musings are offered through each channel.

This 2011 is sold out through the winery but there’s still small quantities available at retail level. It’s a highly unusual blend of Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Meunier and Gris and it works a treat. Smells of white stonefruit flesh, rockmelon, herbs, pepper and a musky/earthy/fungal note that I find strangely erotic. Mouthfilling in a delicate way with heaps of mineral definition and detail followed by nuanced phenolics that leave you rubbing your tongue against the top of your mouth in a combination of intrigue and sheer delight. 93 Very Good

Region: Geelong
Alcohol: 12.8%
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Price: $29.50
Tasted: January 2013


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2 Responses to 2011 Between Five Bells White

  1. Stu says:

    Just posted this up really enjoyed it. A joyous blend. Ticking boxes in every department. Looking forward to giving the Rosé a go.

  2. I’m very much a fan of the Rosé and the 2011 Red doesn’t lack interest either. July release date for the 2012s I believe.

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