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WTN: The end

by Mark S » Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:01 pm

Summer's end is in sight. Tomatoes make their appearance in local farmers markets, the garlic stalks have been pulled and trees are beginning to lose their color. Catching up with the last of the season's notes here.

Domaine du Vissoux, Fleurie, 'les Garants', 2011
Plummy and salty, with a reductive-medicinal tang on the finish. Fresh, lively, simple but charming. I'm drinking these on the younger side because I don't like how Chermette's wines age. B+

Passopisciaro, Sicilia IGT, 'Guardiola (bianco)', 2010
Although it doesn't say on the bottle anywhere, I think I saw somewhere that this is chardonnay. Volcanic soil must be good for chardonnay then, because this is delicious. A nose of lemon shavings over buttered popcorn. Buttered nuts (hazlenuts?), soft lemon spiced tea, with a calcium finish. Enough acidity here for 2 or so more years of aging, but this is really good right now. Slight spice note on the finish, perhaps ginger and clove. 13% A-

Prince Florent de Merode, Corton, 'Bressandes', 2008
Rose petal for the nose. Roses fall on the palate, along with cherrystones, strawberry and gum arabic. Sweet finish. Very smooth and quite ready already. Good. A quiet and pretty wine. 13% A-

Les Heritiers du Comte Lafon, Macon-Villages, 2011
For under twenty dollars, you get a chardonnay that is light and delicate, slightly chalky, and very soft. I'll pass, hoping that 2011 Chablis show much better definition than this. Forgettable. B 12.5%

[Texier] Domaine de Pergaud, Saint Julien en Saint Alban, 'vieille serine', 2010
Even though that Zellerberg character would never say he likes this, I say how can you not? Savory smoked filled plums and ash, fresh and lively, pure and sappy. Almost too good right now to age. A-/B+ 13%
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Re: WTN: The end

by David M. Bueker » Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:50 pm

Very nice notes. Thanks.
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Re: WTN: The end

by Dale Williams » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:55 pm

nice notes, I just had the Chermette/Vissoux Garants and liked it about as much, though I missed the reductive notes. I've enjoyed aging 05 Chermettes.

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