An old favourite and a new arrival…
…the Fino ‘Perdido’, in the glass, has more depth and complexity than the norm due to its age ( around 8 years ). Full golden colour. Yeasty dough, apple skin, lemon and roasted nuts on the nose. Broad and tangy flavours on tasting with similar notes to the nose. Refreshing salinity on the finish makes a second glass impossible to resist. Amazing VFM ( £8.50 ).
The Alsace 2018 from Boeckel arrived yesterday. 70% Sylvaner with Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris making up the rest of the blend. I was looking for something inexpensive for easy uncomplicated summer drinking. Does it fit the bill ?
In a word, yes. Pale colour. Meadow fresh nose, something floral, orchard fruits and citrus pith. Clean and refreshing on tasting with flavours of lemon citrus and golden apples. A slightly oily texture adds depth and interest. A small amount of residual sweetness rounds out the palate before the clean and fruity finish. It isn’t going to set the world alight but for £7.50 it doesn’t disappoint either.
However, the Society’s Vin d’Alsace from Hugel ( £9.50 ) offers more depth and flavour at a very reasonable price too. In an ideal world, it would have been nice to have six of each !