Never let it be said I am not an idiot. I do not learn from my mistakes.
After last weekends 15%, I’ve admittedly dropped fo 14.5%.
At least this week it could stand up to it. That was a lot. Completely and totally overpowered the Partridge it was served with. I’d never had partridge before and assumed it was bigger. I was well enough to walk to the shops today and the butchers has a fine game collection, having never had it I thought I’d give partridge a go.
2017 Domaine Christophe Pichon Condrieu from an EP Mixed viognier case. The wine was delicious. HUGE but delicious. Text book Condrieu amped up to 11. A rich golden colour with tonnes of stone fruit, flowers and a slight musk on the nose. Peaches, pears and apricots, not much acidity to cut through the richness but also nom.
We ended up finishing the bottle between two of us and I am a bit tipsy.
Edit: Quite excited to see that I have a bottle of the 2019 in the Take Six White Rhone EP mixed case too. Hopefully I’ll serve it with something that stands up to it a bit better (e.g. more people!).