Two continents, same vintage, same grape..and a similar result
Cristom Pinot Noir
Sommer's Reserve 2005
This wine is a blend of different
vineyard sites, including the estate
vineyards, all within the Willamette Valley.
The “Sommers Reserve” designation means
it is a barrel selection of the favourite
lots as well as being aged longer
in the barrels.
Medium ruby colour....dark cherries
aroma, juicy fruit....some sweet oak...cinnamon...dry, silky tannins...
but an austere style...needs a year or two....missing that 'sexy' touch...
Domaine Lorenzon Mercury 2005
Bruno Lorenzon is the man that flies the
flag for this village.
Found in many french restaurants as an
alternative to higher priced Burgundies.
Reserved nose...slightly burnt aroma...
delicately fruity...dark fruits..tight tannins..
and with airing the acidity dominated.
Not a good time of it's life..still austere...
again..a year or two.
Still not 'sexy' enough for me. Now..where is that photo of Claudia Cardinale (and don't dare anyone say..Who Is She?)
Points 15.5..the wine I mean!
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