Straw-gold color. Honey-strawberry aromas over deeper tangerine peel flavor. Tangerine-peach exhale with a touch of pineapple compote. As it opens in the glass, a nice, lemony tang appears. Not a fruit salad, but a wine you could drink with a fruit tart.
Opens with light floral underlain by apricot. Fresh, light fruit flavors of apricot, peach, with pineapple and tangerine peel in the long finish. Beautifully balanced. Light-medium body. Still young.
Ahhh rose: A wonderful wine driven to exile in many domestic markets due to its striking visual similarity to the much sweeter White Zinfandel wines. That being said, it’s probably true that even if white zin were actually white, Rose would still have a tough time breaking into the young male demographic. I mean, let’s face it… the only reason white cranberry juice even exists is so that men will order “camouflage cosmopolitans”. Plus, I’ve sat in quite a few power dinners. When you’re a young professional surrounded by the would-be cast of Mad Men with their two fingers of small batch bourbon and 48 gauge churchills, you don’t want to be the guy who orders 6oz of pink grape juice. I’m just sayin’…
annic and tight, this still seems young. There is a lot of black fruit, and espresso and dark chocolate are trying to peek out from behind the leather and stems. Tannins and acid seem to be in balance, so put these back in your cellar and wait another three to five years. See more reviews of this wine on Cellar Tracker.
Alec White is one of those amazingly generous people who took the suggestion “open your cellar, open your heart,” well, to heart. He sent three different bottles. This is the third, a magnum of the 2000 Clos du Marquis. Retail value is $150.00.
Alec White is one of those amazingly generous people who took the suggestion "open your cellar, open your heart," well, to heart. He sent three different bottles. This is the first, a 1989 Chateau Talbot. Retail value is $125.00.
The marvelous people from Cork & Cracker, in Indianapolis, contributed this amazing French set. It includes a bottle of N.V. Pierre Peters Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut Cuvée de Réserve, a personal favorite, a 93-Parker rated Chateau St. Pierre 2003, and a 750ml Château Doisy-Daëne. Total retail value is $200.00.
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