Two wines with dinner.
Domaine JP Balland Sancerre Grande Cuvee 2005
~£15 | A- |
An impressively easy-drinking Sancerre, clean expression of muted fruit with a nice creamy elegance. The terroir really shows in this wine, with chalk, slate and flinty notes showing through. I suspect there is some oak treatment, but it wasn’t overpowering, if anything, it added a slight fatness to the wine giving it more weight on the palate. There is still some citrus fruits coming through along with the associated tartness. Overall, a well-balanced wine that is drinking brilliantly now.
Was had with: Warm goats cheese salad. Not the best pairing, I thought the wine would have been better on its own.
Domaine de Remizieres Crozes Hermitage 2004
~£8 | B | Individual Wines
A basic wine that shows some notes of red fruits; tannins has mellowed out substantially. Unfortunately, nothing remarkable or memorable; wine was disappointing overall.
Was had with: Roast Lamb.