Boozelog XVIII – Beausoleil white

EIB/Kouroum of the Nile. Made from Bannati grapes from Upper Egypt. This is the kind of small, extremely sweet grape you see being sold on the streets. Kouroum of the Nile’s website describes it unimaginatively as “Generic Egyptian Nature Grape”. Pretty unremarkable bottle again, quite a nice design on the front and English and Arabic on the back. 65g, 12.5% ABV.

A vivid lemony-strawy colour. For once the tasting notes appear to have been written about the same wine, it does indeed smell like melon. A hint of honey sweetness.

Appley-lemony flavours. Fairly sweet, as I suppose you might expect. Mouthfeel gives you a bit of vanilla. It’s quite full-flavoured. Not altogether unlike gew├╝rztraminer. Great with curry or spicy food. Or probably with fish I imagine, although I’ve yet to try this.

This is pretty good. And I’m not usually mad on white wine. Guilt-free, too – it’s organic, and made in Upper Egypt by Copts. Try it. 8/10.

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