Egypt Caspar Whites
Caspar Chenin Blanc 2008 Egypt 14.5 Drink 2009
Produced by Gianaclis for Sahara Vineyards, which are run from Petroio, Tuscany. A hint of those very odd metallic aromas I remember from my only trip to Egypt a few years ago. Off-dry. A bit watery. Much better on the palate - fairly fresh fruit - than on the nose. Though on the finish there’s a hint of that metal taint.
Caspar Viognier 2008 Egypt 15 Drink 2009
Soft and rather flabby and watery on the nose. Sweet start and some gas in there to give it zip. Lemony fruit and vaguely floral. I think I’d be very happy to drink this on the Nile, though certainly wouldn’t seek it out abroad. Slightly sickly finish. 12.5%
Caspar Blanc de Noirs 2008 Egypt 15.5 Drink 2009
Firm and positive. Not much flavour but good balance and lots of gas. 13.5%