Mourvèdre Monday (Extra Space): Tasted blind. Slow-oxed in bottle over 2 hours. Appearance is clear, pale intensity, lemon colour. Legs. Nose is clean, pronounced intensity, with aromas of intense nutty buttery toasted oak. Initially some petroleum notes which blew off. Also developed a distinct coconut aroma. Developing. On the palate, dry, medium- acidity, high alcohol (14.6%), full body. Medium+ flavor intensity, with flavours of nutty buttery toasted oak, coconut, honey, ripe apricots, cantaloupe, minerality, and bit of spice. Mouth-feel a little oily and on hindsight - like beeswax. Long finish. Complex wine with a bit of everything, but my gripe is too much alcohol. Very good quality. Can drink now, and suitable for further ageing 3-5 years. 64% Roussanne and 36% Grenache Blanc.
The wine is a glistening yellow to gold color. The Spring breeze like nose has honeysuckle, beeswax, minerals, apples, lemon zest, white peaches, orange blossoms, and spice. This has light to medium body and very good acidity. On the palate tart apples and pears loaded with stony minerals hit first followed by nice citrusy acidity. The finish is fairly long with a touch of juicy peach adding a little something extra.
64% Roussanne and 36% Grenache Blanc. Drinking at room temperature. Youthful. Pasty/cream on the palate. Apricot and firm acid. Really holding together very well. Not over the top and unctuous, which is why i generally stay away from these Rhone inspired whites. Drink to 2020.
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