Saturday 22 June 2019

Midsummer Bottles

A sunny midsummer for a change... Great food with friends, and these bottles were opened.

Not as creamy as last time, but a apple, toasted bread nose and a racy, stony taste with a really fine length. Glad I have more (92p)
2008 vintage. A deep, smoky nose with butter biscuits, sandel wood and rubber carpet. Very complex and fine. And the taste is even better with notes of green tea, almond paste and summer flowers. Stunning (94p)
The 2009 NZ Pinot displayed a fine sweet raspberry nose and a long, tight taste with asphalt and licorice (91p). The 2002 Corton from Comte Senard is a beauty, with a deep, meaty nose with rosehips and beet roots to the concentrated palate with cran- and raspberries en masse. Very structured and fine (94p)
This 19 year old Côte-Rôtie is open for business with notes of violets, smoke, warm tiles and animal aromas. Long, dry and intense. Very, very good (92p)
To finish the evening of, this beauty is poured. The nose is light, fresh and somewhat mature with notes of banana peel, vanilla ice cream, saffron and wet asphalt. The taste is long and refined with a lovely sweet/sour element (92p)

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