Saturday, February 19, 2011

Old World Chardonnay, New World Pinot

Two more wines purchased when I was over in the UK.
The first from Oddbins...

Domaine Michelot Chardonnay 2008 Burgundy, France
Forty-year old vines...this basic wine from a very good property in Burgundy was recommended. It is fermented and aged in barrel. Quite rich on the nose...nutty character...just a trace of 'Meursault' style...citrus flavoured...missing some sort of middle...but this is basic remember...a 'taster' that makes you want to try their top wine...but being clever...I bought a bottle of their Meursault 2007 at the same time. Watch this space....
Points 15

The red was on offer at Majestic for £15

Pirie Estate Pinot Noir 2005
Tasmania, Australia

This was opened before I popped off to the studio to do my Sunday Radio Show. Three hours airing showed a characterful wine. Lots of cherry and some chocolate...aromatic...gentle tannins...a tasty bite and good structure. A well balanced wine which will still improve over the next 2-3 years.

Points 16.5

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