Wednesday, 28 May 2014

A Bottle Of Bubbly - 2006 Iron Horse Classic Vintage Brut

Home early - thankfully! - from a hellish day and I need some immediate satisfaction. I thought that this bottle would do the trick.
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...


  1. Glad you liked it! I had a Schramsberg ages ago, very nice. Interesting with the clayishly scent and taste, hm.... Certainly there are lots of interesting west coastian sparklings!

    1. Yes, so much wine to taste, so little time...:-)