Wednesday, 28 May 2014
A Bottle Of Bubbly - 2006 Iron Horse Classic Vintage Brut
I got this bottle as a gift - thanks Ulf! I have tasted some vintages of Iron Horse, but that was many years ago so this should be fun!
2006 Iron Horse Vineyards Classic Vintage Brut
A medium deep, low keyed nose with interesting notes of lemon cream, pickled ginger, red apples, raspberry truffles, smoke and some clay. A fine sweetness to the fruit. Very, very good. A tad soft but it has a fine purity to it.
The taste is gentle, fresh and very gulpable with notes of red apples, ginger, butter fried nuts, clay and a perfumed note. A fine underlying acidity. The finish is medium long and ends with a nice dry twist. This 68% Pinot Noir and 32% Chardonnay blend is drinking great today and I can´t really see any upsides cellaring it longer. Just down the hatch!
90p (tasted 2014/05)
And it would of course be a misconduct on my part if I didn´t recommend another Iron Horse...