Wine Tasting 3/25/14

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on March 20, 2014 No Comments yet

Tuesday March 25th , 2014
6-9 Pm
No charge for Tastings

2012 Domaine Des Valanges Macon-Prisse “Les Clos” (Chardonnay)
Burgundy, France
Comes from 25-year-old vines and spends 7 months in stainless steel on the fine lees. It has great tension and focus on the nose with perfumed nectarine and honeysuckle scents that are a joy to behold. The palate is effervescent on the entry – an animated Macon with a fine line of acidity and a vibrant citric finish accompanied by spice and a hint of elderflower juice. Long and tender in the mouth. 92 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2012 Grand Roche Sancerre (Sauvignon Blanc)
Crisp, fresh, intense melony notes and hints of grapefruit and orange zest. Medium-bodied with good minerality and freshness, aged totally in stainless steel tanks.
Loire Valley, France
BTG $10.50 Retail $27.99

2010 Chateau De Marsan (Cadillac)
Bordeaux, France
This has a good smoldering feel, with warm, steeped currant, plum and blackberry fruit melding nicely with bay leaf and charcoal notes. There’s solid flesh through the finish, with some chalky grip that needs brief cellaring to round into form. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $7.00 Retail $16.99

Piedmonte, Italy
Classic cranberry and raspberry notes; zippy lemon-acidity; no tannic bite Goes with everything
from hamburgers and pizza to vitello tonnato Lots of deliciousness, priced right and sustainable.
BTG $7.00 Retail $16.99

2011 Chapoutier Bila-Haut “Occultum Lapidem”
Roussillon, France
Sheer complexity on display here as in any of Bila-Haut’s wine, with mace, vanilla, licorice, wisteria and rowan taking things in a sweeter and spicier direction than found in their other 2011s. Enveloping richness and an almost velvet feel – so fine are the tannins here – make for a soothing finish whose deeply meaty and salty savor hold my salivary glands in thrall, reminding me of the scallop-like sweetness possessed by some of the finest and most minerally-inflected of white wines. This sensational value should drink beautifully through at least 2025. 94Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $10.50 Retail $27.99

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