Monday 15 July 2013

Two Bottles of Pinot

I found some nice lamb sausages that looked perfect for the grill. Took them home, threw them on the grill and served them with a lukewarm potato salad and a mild garlic sauce.
What to open to that dish then? Hmm, what am I in the mood for...?


2010 Ata Rangi Pinot Noir
This Kiwi Pinot has a luscious, deep and sweet nose with notes of mashed strawberries, root vegetables, smoke, damp earth and thyme. Very creamy, upfront and immediately likeable. A lovely sweetness to the fruit. But it also have structure and finesse. Very, very fine.
The taste is big, concentrated and yummy with sweet notes of wild strawberries, raspberries, red cherries, licorice, earth and spices. A very fine acidity. Long and fine. This is drinking great but have the stuffing and backbone for cellaring 5-8 years. As good as the previous vintage.
93p   (tasted 2013/07)

2010 Gevrey-Chambertin Poissenots, Louis Jadot
When I tasted this in december last year, it was more open for business then on this night. The nose is deep and elegant but a tad restrained. With plenty of air scents of dark raspberries, blueberry bushes, spices and lots of beets arises from the Riedel Sommelier Burgundy glass (or the fish tank as it lovingly described as...). It still has the lovely perfumed note I felt last time I had it. Needs time.
The taste is young, tight and focused with notes of almost ripe raspberries, blueberries, rosemary, leather, spices and warm tiles. A long, tight finish with a high, refreshing acidity. Not as hedonistic as seven months ago, but still a great wine. Needs at least 5+ years in the cellar. Gonna be really good!
93p   (tasted 2013/07)

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