Another weekend, another mystery bottle for me, chosen by him indoors. I like this game a lot!
Notes say: “lovely med-gold colour, quite viscous, clear. Nose is restrained at first [wine was too cold, for sure], with yellow apple, meadow flowers, something a little nutty and a delicate touch of vanilla. Quite complex! On the palate - a very creamy mouthfeel, starting with ripe stone fruit, but there is also nuttiness, something a little herbal and a very zesty tangerine note on the finish. Finish is long. Well-balanced and moreish wine!”.
This was the beast:
What a beautiful wine it is, too! The oak is so restrained - the vanilla is very delicate (I am usually not so keen on vanilla notes in wine, white or red); the lees definitely imparted a savoury nutty element, and the fruit is still fresh and zesty (certainly on the finish).
We’re making some home-made tagliatelle to go with our crab in cream sauce, so I think the other half chose very well!