Last week was grim at work and I had to have some nice wine to relaxe with during the weekend. I ended up opening these bottles.
10 Year Old Sercial, Blandy´s
A fresh, pure and moderate nose with notes of salty biscuits, seaweed, sea shells and roasted pine nuts. Very, very good. Very pure. Warm grass and some cleaning fluid (in a positive way) after a while. Just a gorgeous purity.
The taste is so pure, racy and fresh, that it is hard to describe other than - "fill up my glass again". But forced too, notes of salty biscuits, pickled lemons, seaweed and a touch of rubber goes through the flavour. So darn good sipping on throughout the afternoon!
93p (tasted 2011/12)
2004 Chablis Les Pierres Blanches, William Fevre
A cool, fresh nose with notes of chalk crayons, lemon peel, sea shells, dry fudge and a touch of rubber/plastic. Very good. Somewhat restrained, but in a nice way.
The taste is clean, fresh and dry with notes of lemon and orange peel, cold butter, road dust and lots of sweet minerals. A long and fresh finish. This ís almost mature, and its in a perfect drinking right now.
87p (tasted 2011/12
2004 Beaune Premier Cru, Louis Jadot
A fine, somewhat mature nose with notes of autumn leaves, red currants, dry licorice and a touch of forest fire. Fine, sturdy but very nice. Lingonberries and dry chocolate.
The taste is mature, fresh and sturdy with notes of dry red fruits, fresh acidity and dry chocolate. Initiallly it is on the dry side but with air it becomes sweeter amd deeper. Very, very good.
89p (tasted 2011/12)
2007 Barolo Zecco Collezione, Terre del Barolo
A young, medium deep, kind-hearted nose with notes of lingonberries, dried flowers, dry red cherries and a touch of dry cookie dough. Pleasent enough, although a touch one dimensionell.
The taste is young, tight and fresh with white peppar powdered red fruit, lingon berries, dry chocolate and some dry tannins, Very food friendly but a tad too dry and liniar on its own.
83p (tasted 2011/12)