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WTN: Recent tastes

by Florida Jim » Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:37 am

2002 Martinsancho, Rueda:
Spicy, clean, focused and long; lovely with appetizers. Drink now.

2000 Thomas, Pinot Noir:
Youthful with a substantial salty-mineral element on the nose and palate, crisp acidity, elegant fruit, good length. Good now but, likely, better later.

2002 Dom. Chantemerle (Boudin), Chablis Fourchaume:
Viscous but delineated, layered but integrated, intense without being overdone; and utterly Chablis. All the paradoxes and balance of a great wine in its youth.

N/V Zardetto, Proseco:
Light, barely sweet and zesty, medium bead, good acidity, and terrific with sweet potato soup.

2002 Terres Dorees (Brun), Beaujolais L’Ancien VV:
Like it was bottled yesterday with no hint of reduction and plenty of acidity. Solid but showing young. Hold.

2004 Dom. Pepière (Ollivier), Muscadet Clos des Briords VV:
Clean, precise, perfumed and mouth-watering; like drinking from a mountain stream. As it warms, it takes on more character and depth but retains focus. Still showing very young but surely one of the finest white wines I have had in some time. Breathtaking.

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Re: Recent tastes

by Redwinger » Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:22 am

Florida Jim wrote:2002 Martinsancho, Rueda:
Spicy, clean, focused and long; lovely with appetizers. Drink now.

2000 Thomas, Pinot Noir:
Youthful with a substantial salty-mineral element on the nose and palate, crisp acidity, elegant fruit, good length. Good now but, likely, better later.

2002 Dom. Chantemerle (Boudin), Chablis Fourchaume:
Viscous but delineated, layered but integrated, intense without being overdone; and utterly Chablis. All the paradoxes and balance of a great wine in its youth.

N/V Zardetto, Proseco:
Light, barely sweet and zesty, medium bead, good acidity, and terrific with sweet potato soup.

2002 Terres Dorees (Brun), Beaujolais L’Ancien VV:
Like it was bottled yesterday with no hint of reduction and plenty of acidity. Solid but showing young. Hold.

2004 Dom. Pepière (Ollivier), Muscadet Clos des Briords VV:
Clean, precise, perfumed and mouth-watering; like drinking from a mountain stream. As it warms, it takes on more character and depth but retains focus. Still showing very young but surely one of the finest white wines I have had in some time. Breathtaking.

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Jim,
Thanks for the notes. I've been trying to let my Briords get a few years rest in the cellar. However, based upon your notes that is becoming an increasingly difficult strategy to follow.
Thanks again.
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Re: Recent tastes

by Florida Jim » Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:53 am

Redwinger wrote:I've been trying to let my Briords get a few years rest in the cellar. However, based upon your notes that is becoming an increasingly difficult strategy to follow.


Bill,
This was the first bottle from the case and I will now stash the rest for later years.
But then, I have enough Muscadet to last many years so I have something to drink in the interim. Having just brought my inventory up to date and having just finished my new cellar (what a nice feeling), I see that I have 50 bottles of Muscadet, not counting the Briords. Lucky me.
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