Monday, 9 May 2011

Formal Hall

Sunday, 08 May 2011.

2004 Chateau Fuisse 'Tete de Cru' Pouilly-Fusse
Roberson Wine £16.95. A-

Full, textured; heavy oak influence but perfectly integrated; fruit still lush and ripe. Acidity still quite keen; grapefruit, citrus; minerality also coming through. Palate is generous, nice buttery creaminess showing. Well put together and showing beautifully.

2009 Boreham Wood Single Vineyard Pinot Gris. Awatere Valley, Marlborough. Naked Wines. B+

Floral, white flowers of the field, lilies, nice aromatics; some green apple and pears, some herbal, green tones. Palate is a touch off dry (maybe around 5g/l), but still primary fruit driven, white stone fruits. Some spritz, and oily texture. An interesting interpretation of Pinot Gris.

2009 Les Vignes de l'Arque 'Saveur d'Automne'. IGP Pays d'Oc Doux
Leon Stolarski £16.50. B+

Floral, some notes of botrytis and vanilla, tinned peaches; acacia, smells fortified; aroma indicates it should be honeyed and sweet. Palate is sweet but not full on, I was expecting a sweeter wine from the nose; theres a slight pithy and bitter note at the back. Textured and thick, oily, definitely full bodied.

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