Completely different experience compared to the '09 a number of months back. This had a nutty almost oxidized aspect which really threw me off. It drank better on day 2 which leads me to believe (hoping) the wine is working itself out. Forget for 3 years.
From Coravin. PnP would be the metaphorical equivalent. Aromas of toast, butter, slight sweet spice, marzipan and almond, there are fruity and herbaceous notes but they are quite muted at this juncture for me. In the mouth that oak note is to the fore and rather dominates proceedings over slightly tart notes. Needs a lot more time for me.
Expressive and detailed on the nose with lots of depth and complexity. Rich, tropical fruit notes, hints of herbs, lime fruit, creamy oak. Beautiful. On the palate super vibrant, punchy, saline, powerful and very very long. 94-95+
Tasted this wine during the Bordeaux Masterclass 2010 Vintage at Tower Club, Singapore.
Colour is pale yellow, with ripe guava, grapefruit and vanilla on the nose. Made in a different style from the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, the wine carries more weight and has more serious overtones.
On the palate there were initial sensations of limestone and wet rocks. After half an hour, the sharp acidity and freshness of the wine stands out. Probably in an awkward stage right now, not as impressive as it should be.
Tasted during a Wine Advocat event - A matter of taste. Medium light yellow. Expressive nose of pineapple, citrus and minerals with a slight oxidative touch, an off bottle? The palate was good again with good freshness and depth. To be revisited. 92-94?
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(Domaine de Chevalier Blanc (Pessac-Léognan)) Certainly an intriguing nose here, rich and expressive with exotic nuances, the creamed yellow plum backed up by rather distinctive notes of lychee. There is also a sweet, fruit-gum intensity to the fruit which doesn't entirely appeal. The palate is fleshy, rather full, rich and - as with many of the other wines from Pessac - although there is acidity here it doesn't meet up to the needs of the rest of the wine. Attractive but again, in the richer style when I would prefer more zip.
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