An evening through the Loire valley (Imperial Treasure SPD, Paragon): This was a little shy/tight when poured, with a little noticeable heat/alcohol... But as it opened up in the glass, wow! This was clearly a step (or 2) up from the 03 Pur Sang. This is a big wine, no doubt - oak & fruits (apples, pineapples) melded together in harmony, supported by copious amount of acidity making it very balanced and not seemed too overweight. Tough choice between this and the Buisson. Still preferred the Buisson due to that extra bit of elegance and liveliness...
P&P served a bit cold enjoyed over 90 minutes as it warmed. At first big and oaked and showing some alcohol. As it opened, it came into balance. Still plenty of fruit, a bit of oak, but nice salinity/minerality popped w some briny oysters. Nice but not nearly the wine that the 2000 was.
Nez magnifique très citronné, bouche ample et exotique avec une légère chaleur alcoolique liée certainement au millésime. Un beau vin de gastronomie qui aurait mérité plus de tension minérale. Fond de carafe goûté le lendemain, vin éteint. Rapport qualité prix assez défavorable dans ce millésime.. Je ne vois pas beaucoup d'avenir plus favorable pour ce vin.
No hint of the hot vintage in this wine. Medium yellow color. Stones and minerals on the nose, with a tropical edge to the fruit. In the mouth, vibrant and complex. This is profound Sauvignon Blanc. Hints of grassy complexity lurk below what's a remarkably and many-faceted fruit profile. Persistent finish. A
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