Saturday, 28 February 2009

General, 01 February 2009

Two wines with dinner.

Domaine JP Balland Sancerre Grande Cuvee 2005

~£15 | A- | Berry Bros

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.

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