Lunch at Table 66 (Table 66, Tras Street): Simple, but very yummy. A little hot and alcoholic at first, but a couple of hours in the decanter did this wine a world of good. Cleary new world Pinot on the nose, but very pleasant, with mushrooms, sweet orange peel and ripe, dark cherries and a little touch of earth. Sweet again on the palate, but more from glycerol and ripe fruit, rather than being candied or artificial tasting. Very yummy actually, with ripe red-currants, berries and cherries held in pretty good balance with some fresh acidity running through the mid-palate into the fruit laden finish, that also showed bits of orange peel and haw flakes and just that touch of spice. Not the most complex of wines, but I enjoyed it quite a bit. Great pairing with duck confit and duck-fat fries.
APFW sale - a trio of Freeman Pinots; 3/5/2010-3/6/2010 (APFW, Kallang): I had quite forgotten that I had tried this before. This showed quite a bit better than the last time. Pleasant nose, with bright, sweetish, attractive cherry tones overlaid over a layer of funky earth notes. More earthy funk on the palate preceded simple but yummy cherry drops. Nice balance and quite a bit of elegance in the way the wine shaped up in the mouth - smooth and well-defined all the way into a decent finish showing sprinkles of herb and spice. Very, very decent new world pinot indeed. I thought the Russian River had that tad more quality and complexity, but this was drinking better on the day.
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