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GINI 14 was taken place on August 11, 2007, and so that was less than a month ago. And that means one thing, I have no more GINI tasting to blog (until the next GINI, which could happen quite soon) As you can tell, even though I have stopped blogging, we have not stopped wine tasting. (Don’t you think we need a break?)

There is one thing different about GINI 14 from the previous ones; Vincent W was not the only person deciding the theme of the tasting (although he is still the only person getting the wine) This time, we requested for a tasting of wines with some distinct differences. In the end, we settled on differences of “concentration” (a separate blog is needed on this topic) Not only Vincent W prepared the selection of wine, he provided the place as well, being our host this time. Here are the wines we had:

  1. Couly-Dutheil Chinon Clos de l’Olive 1999 (Loire Valley)
  2. E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage 2003 (Rhone)
  3. d’Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz 2001 (Australia)

As usual, Andrew has posted tasting notes of the wine we tried in his SeaTourist blog. I am also posting more information of the wine in my Flickr pictures. For the wines in this tasting, here is the link. Following is the voting results for our favorite in this tasting.

The GINI Concentration Index
We ranked the bottles 1 to 3, add up the numbers, whichever one has the lowest score is the best. Here is the list of participants: Aaron, Andrew, Jim, Kwong C, Kwong T, Naomi, Stephanie, Vincent W.

Bottle #

Vineyard

Region

Pts

Group Rank

My Rank

1

Couly-Dutheil Chinon Clos de l’Olive 1999

Chinon, Loire Valley, France

20

3

1

2

E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage 2003

Hermitage, Rhone, France

13

1

2

3

d’Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz 2001

McLaren Vale, Australia

15

2

3

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