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A special guest from New Zealand...

Posted by Michael Cooch on June 15, 2013 (3 Comments)
My favourite fruit...Feijoa...no questions...hands down...by a good few lengths...Feijoa...hmmm. Now, as may be clear from the site, I also happen to have a penchant for Fruit Wine. So, for me, combining these two great passions is something special. I'm sitting here, at a mates place in Cambridge, indulging in a home made Feijoa fruit wine (the sublime craftsmanship down to his father, Tom - a good Bay of Islands man). I'm in the mindset of trying to shape this article without exhausting my vocabulary of superlatives... I'll start from the end...it was the best Fruit Wine I've tasted in a long time - the quality reminds me of the first time I tasted the great Cairn O'Mohr Sparkling Strawberry wine. Well done Tom...very, very well done. Ok, here was our experience: a pale honey colour, which looks like antique amber in the decanter - this Feijoa wine has a medicinal nose (those who've ever eaten the fruit will know where I'm coming from) with a delightful pineapple note. On tasting, the dryness immediately makes me take a note to ensure I'm on Tom's distribution list for his next batch. Balance, balance, balance - minerality standing its ground against orchard fruits (particularly green apple) enveloped by some crushed honeysuckle. I want more but there's only one bottle - divided by four - and my fellow tasters look as disappointed as I am. What a way to start the day's tasting.

Comments (3 Comments)

I was one of the lucky four… wow, amazing smells and taste that came from this tasting.
Feijoa wine will be something I would like to see more of… the question is when?

Posted by Mariana lIndesay on June 24, 2013

Hi Machael I am glad you enjoyed it. It is a good drop.I have got more on the way this year lets hope it is good.There is abit travelling between the two countries in the next year so more bottles should be landing in the mother country.
Many thanks Tom.

Posted by Tom on June 16, 2013

Sounds awesome! Where can we we buy some?

Posted by Jez Tolmie on June 16, 2013

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