Rich, enjoyable bitterness, ripe fruit with noticeable abscense of acid. Seems like this was well on it's way to a sweet wine when it was harvested. A shame they let fermentation consume all the sugar. It might have been a fun sweet wine but instead it is a characterless dry white wine. Well, it does have a rich ripe character but I would have loved a slightly more elegant, acidic and dancing version.
@ Chez Bru, Eygaliere. Our dinner white, ordered because of the great acclaim for the 2007 vintage. The WOTN for me, over the 2003 Clos des Papes(Laurence Feraud of Pegau agrees with my view that the 03 CdP's are in a dumb stage), and the 2004 Beaucastel. Ellen loved it, and correctly compared it to an excellent Leeuwin Flower bottling. Has great acidity, balance, and tropical fruit flavors. Wish I could get some here.
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