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Weekly Wine Quiz #31 – A Guessing Game: Ultimate Challenge, Part 1

September 29, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

To finish off the wine reviews quiz series, today we are following the steps of the previous two wine quizzes (#29 and #30), only now going to the next level: you will need to match 5 reviews and 5 wines. Actually, that “finishing off” will separate into two separate quizzes – one for white wines and one for reds.

Here are your grape choices:

A. Chardonnay

B. Chenin Blanc

C. Sauvignon Blanc

D. Savagnin

E. Viognier

Here are the reviews. Just to make it a bit easier, note that all the reviews are for single-grape wines.

1. “Gently kissed with toast, giving the core of white peach, lemon and chamomile a broader frame of lightly toasted brioche and paraffin. A suave echo of flint chimes through the finish in this lovely rendering of the toasty style.”

2. “An enticing, lemony white that is both aromatic and rich on the palate. Apple and mineral notes combine with the lemon flavors that glide to a lingering finish”

3. “This has weight and depth but remains stylish, with ginger and glazed pear notes in reserve while persimmon, green almond and piecrust notes lead the way. Lovely cut on the finish keeps the ginger edge echoing. Should develop nicely in the cellar”

4. “Extremely rich and generous, with ripe, opulent peach, nectarine, apricot and tangerine flavors that are woven together on a full, lush body with smoke, spice, cedar and mineral details and a juicy acidity.”

5. “Intensely minerally and smoky, with a blanket of acidity behind the apple, sea salt and anise flavors. The long finish is bracing and powerful.”

Please provide the answers in the form of A1, B2 etc. Bonus question – provide country of origin for each grape/review combination. Double bonus – in addition to country, provide more precise appellation, like Finger Lakes, Oregon, etc (doesn’t have be exact, but it should be more narrow that the whole country).

Have fun, good luck and have a great weekend! Cheers!

  1. PSsquared
    September 29, 2012 at 11:56 am

    I like this quiz format. I don’t know anything about white wine, but I look forward to reading what the experts say.

    • talkavino
      September 29, 2012 at 2:44 pm

      Thank you! You should really try white wines one day – you might find some that you like!

      • PSsquared
        September 29, 2012 at 3:34 pm

        I’ve tried quite a few, mostly chardonnays and sauvignon blancs though. 😦

        • talkavino
          September 30, 2012 at 11:30 am

          try something off the beaten path – Viognier from California, Spanish Albarino, Viura or Godello, Pinot Gris from Oregon – you might find a white which will speak to you

        • PSsquared
          September 30, 2012 at 1:09 pm

          I will give those a try. I know I’m missing out, so it may be time for more research. 🙂

  2. September 29, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    I think this is going to show I need WAY more practice with the white varietals 🙂

    A4
    B3
    C1
    D5 France Jura [Bonus answer for this one only because if correct I know it is from Jura region/area]
    E2

    Thank you.

    • talkavino
      September 29, 2012 at 2:54 pm

      I think you did pretty well – the answers are coming out on Wednesday, as usual. Thanks for playing!

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