Blind tasting nebbiolo

This tasting is of two nebbiolos blind, the only clue being "two wines from the same region". In theory In theory, nebbiolo presents as pale coloured, full bodied, high in acid, high in tannins (very firm), high in alcohol, with potentially evocative attractive aromas and may be oaked or unoaked. Plausible laterals include sangiovese, nerello... Continue Reading →

Château Grand Puy Lacoste 2002

This wine review is of the 2002 vintage of Château Grand Puy Lacoste from Pauillac in Bordeaux. The wine initially presents as mature and fully evolved with tertiary soy, leather and earthy characters. A touch of blackcurrant is there, but only for the particularly diligent searcher. With time in the glass, however, a metamorphosis take... Continue Reading →

Frédéric Puffeney Trousseau 2017

Frédéric Puffeney Arbois Trousseau My first posted individual wine review for a little while. From ultra fashionable Jura, it is a trousseau from Frédéric Puffeney, the Arbois appellation and the 2017 vintage. Trousseau is not commonly seen, and is perhaps an acquired taste. Here it has aromas of damp earth, red berries and is a... Continue Reading →

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