Saturday 15 October 2011: The tale of a bottle
This is a bottle that R gave me for Christmas nearly 3 years ago.
It was the first Christmas present he bought me...I was holding onto it for a special occasion.....rather appropriate that we cracked it this week.
This is the description in the brochure that came with it
"Fresh, crystalline, and sharp, the first nose unveils an unusual dimension, an aquatic vegetal world with secret touches of white pepper and gardenia. The wine the reveals airy, gentle richness before exhaling peaty scents.
On the palate, the attack bursts forth, and matures into a sensual fullness that winds around itself, like a tendril of foliage. Notes of aniseed and dried ginger linger on the skin of the fruit (pear and mango), more textured than ripe. The finish gradually unfurls, and then settles, smooth, mellow, all-encompassing.
An indefinable je ne sais quoi, never upsetting the integrity of the wine, has worked its charm"
I don't know about all that bollix - but it tasted damn fine :-)