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Weekend, au natural

June 29, 2009

No, I didn’t spend the weekend naked – but my wines did.

Francios Pinon  “Cuvee Traditional” Vouvray 2007: Slammin. Delicious tension between the seduction and the elegance. A wave of acid, a twist of bitter and twinge of sugar.

Domaine de la Pepiere “Clos des Briords” Muscadet…, 2007: Perfect and crystalline, this is a near-flawless expression of vigor, freshness and minerality.

Chateau Musar, Red “Gaston Hochar” 1997: Rediculously umami. A little hot, but pure pleasure. Ingenious in it’s composition – it didn’t feel at all like a blend of grapes – It had one-thing-ness, a higher harmony. Clearly one of the truly singular red wines of the world, bursting with character.

Clos Roche Blanche “Cuvee Gamay” Touraine, 2008: Bubblegum, twigs, black tea and cherries. My first time with this wine, and it maybe underdelivered. I will revisit the other bottle in a few months. Quality wine, no doubt, but I got way more excited by the Puzelat’s Gamay a few weeks ago.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 30, 2009 11:31 am

    i usually like the gamay from crb a lot more, nice line up anyway! Pinon’s amazing.

    • jseeds permalink*
      June 30, 2009 11:42 am

      Thanks – I hope the other bottle of CRB will show better – I was prepared to love it and get a case! It’s hard to obtain where I am and I’m wondering if it was damaged during shipping…
      And the Pinon rocks…I enjoyed it more than the 06 and the latest Brut. ..

    • jseeds permalink*
      July 27, 2009 7:49 am

      unfortunately, the other bottle of CRB Gamay 2008 showed exactly the same last night….arg 😦

      I will need to try and obtain a bottle that wasn’t shipped to see if they are getting cooked….

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