Tuesday, July 20, 2010

"Fabulously French" Tasting At Winesellar

A little late in posting this wonderful excursion to Winesellar & Brasserie where the theme was French wines. Armed with a collection of W. H. Auden poems I passed the time tasting the following wines and enjoyed a lovely lunch. The wines for this tasting were:

2007 Eric Morgat, L'Enclos, Savennieres, Loire Valley: A lovely 100% Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley this wine had a lightly floral nose with hints of honey, peaches and lemons. Medium/(-) bodied, peach, lemon, a little spice on the rather lengthy finis.

2007 Domaine Faiveley, Clos Rochette, Mercurey, Burgundy: A white Burgundian means Chardonnay. Here we have a touch of peach, apricot, spice, maybe honeysuckle on the nose, nice acidity with green apple, peach and a little cinnamon on the palate and a medium/(+) length finish. Very nice.

2000 Chateau La Fleur Morange, Saint Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux: Yummy! clear, dark ruby core with just the slightest bleed of color at the rim. Nose promises spice, black fruits, plum. Medium body, good acid/tannin balance, dark fruits and spice with a touch of cocoa on the long tasty finish.

2006 Chateau Pulingy-Montrachet, Nuits Saint Georges, Burgundy: Burgundy, the home to Pinot Noir and here we have a classic expression that is both full bodied and graceful. Medium (-) intensity nose full of rose petals, cherries, red berries and cola. Medium acidity, medium (-) smooth tannins, spicy cherries on a long silky finish.

2006 Domaine Le Sang De Cailloux, Cuvee Azalais, Vacqueyras, Rhone: A masculine Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault blend showing very intense color and an interesting nose that is somewhat brambly, almost meaty with hints of spice and tobacco. Balanced acid/tannin, surprisingly smooth medium length finish.

2006 Domaine De L'Hortus, Coteaux Du Languedoc: Clean, deep inky core with just the slightest bleed. Black fruits and tobacco nose, powerfully dry, firm tannins, good acid support, dark chocolate, blackberry taste and a long finish.

Number of wines reviewed in 2010: 105

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