Saturday 4 February 2012

Wine & Cheese

After some really nice seafood last night we finished our dinner with an assortment of cheeses - a Gruyere, a Sainte Maure and a Tomme Crayeuse. The combination of the elegant hazel nut taste in the Crayeuse and the mature notes in the Chassagne-Montrachet from Niellon was to die for!

1995 Chassagne-Montrachet Clos de la Maltroie, Michel Niellon
An intense, deep, tight nose with an assortment of scents - everything from dried apricots to rubber boots...Very powerful. After a while in the glass a forest fire note emerges and when you don´t swirl the glass, it takes over the others scents. Very deep. More impressive than really hedonistic.
The taste is as intense and concentrated as the nose, with a fresh, potent acicidity and notes of lemon peel, crushed rocks, dried apricots and smoke. The finish last for over a minute. But the same goes for the taste, more impressive than lip smacking good. A very good wine all the same. But with the Crayeuse, as mentioned above, it created miracles!
91p   (tasted 2012/02)

1 comment:

  1. Finally some cheese :) and the wine seem to hold its own as well. Surely a combo to die for.