2009 base: Great in the sunshine before dinner. I had a small drinks for 25 people and a dozen of these evaporated PDQ. Nice pure white fruits, much more fruit intensity than the grand marques - even the packaging is excellent. How on earth do these guys not have a good UK importer?! [PS: the US importer seemingly has tried these and realised how good they are, since the US pricing is about double the French pricing]
A warm vintage for sure, but this bottle really is 'all that'. Opened alongside a 2010 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo over 8 hours and even with extended ageing (which should help the more structured vintage look better), I thought this was consistently the better bottle. God only knows how magic the 2010 Pie Franco could be. A numerical score for the 2009 would be somewhere in the mid/hi-90s.
The British Airways bottlings never seem quite as good as they should do, even on the ground in the Concorde Room [tasted about 20x over the last two years with generally similar impressions]. They do all seem to have a nice blanc-deblanc-y freshness going for them though and no doubt BA get a much better deal than I would buying them.
2/28/2014 2:31:00 PM - Hi Edgar,
sorry it took me so long to write back. I'm often in Switzerland so I'll try to make sure I bring a bottle to share when I'm next in Zurich. If you have any questions - just ask anytime: email@example.com
2/5/2014 2:23:00 AM - Dear ubercuvee,
compliments, you really have a great cellar! Seems that we have some wines in common so I am curious to follow up on your thoughts about these wines and others I might be interested in.
Kind regards from Zurich,