After suffering from a head cold for the last few days, so drinking wine was pointless as a result, I’m more than happy to start this week’s thread.
Must say, it’s good to be back in the saddle again with some delayed pleasures tonight. Wine-wise…
…a Bandol Blanc 2017 from Domaine Tempier. 60% clairette, 30% ugni blanc + rolle. bourboulenc and marsanne, matured in oak for 10 months.
A lustrous golden yellow colour. Citrus, blossom, lees and a touch of oak spice on the fragrant nose. Similar, and broad, flavours on the palate, some chewy lees-y texture with a saline quality too, all brought into focus by its fresh acidity. A thoroughly moreish wine that’s going down far too easily.
Food-wise, more yellow rice here tonight but this time…
…a crab and saffron risotto. The tarragon in it clashed with the wine TBH but that’s a minor aside all things considered.
Oh, the drink dates for the thread only go up to Wednesday as I’m guessing a jubbly thread will be started on Thursday.
All the best everyone.