@Plate & Bottle Dinner.
Second course, Corn Pudding, Truffle Butter. So unique and executed masterfully by Chef Hedy. Corn is prepared with a leek thyme cream and few cherry tomato to garnish.
The Hourglass SB is so good on its own but, together they are a near perfect ten.
Stunning example of SB. There are many examples of mediocre to bad SB. This is absolutely not one of them. It’s everything a good SB can be! From 375ml.
Photos of, our friends Jeff & Chef Hedy’s backyard. — 7 days ago
Vintage 2010 / golden colour, minerals and honey in smell. Surprisingly powerfull in taste. Good balance. Clearly flesh on the bones. Not an easy wine because there are vibrant bitters, a chenin blanc for tasters with an acquired CB taste. / Paired fine with Miehoen Singapore with shrimps, eggs and Tsa Sieuw pork — 7 days ago
Un petit plaisir de fin de soirée... wow. Des aromes tropicaux, de la peche, mangue, abricot, ananas. C’est gouleyant, sucré et sexy. Malgré le sucre bien présent, aucune lourdeur et a gardé une belle fraicheur. Un hit autour de la table. S’est vidé tres rapidement. — 16 days ago
Tonight's wine I have opened another Sauvignon Blanc, the 2018 Allan Scott Family Winemakers Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand.
The nose shows expressions of peach, tangerine, grapefruit, guava, lemongrass and minerality.
On the palate the nose is confirmed with grapefruit, tangerine, white peach, orange peel, peach skin and nice mineral notes.
The wine is medium bodied with high acidity that leads to a long clean crisp fruit finish. These New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs really have a lot to offer and I will be drinking more in the coming months. I will also try more Loire Valley, Bordeaux and Alsace Sauvignon Blanc's to try and round out my experiences. We can look forward to the weekend full of family and friendship. Have a plan and be safe. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂 — 2 days ago
In 1953, Jean Baumard acquired vineyard in Quarts de Chaume, in 1968, purchased substantial acreage in Savennieres. Today Jean’s son, Florent, manages the winery. Aromas of green fruits, floral and flinty notes. On the palate green apple, pear, melon and slight nutty flavors, well balanced with acidity. Medium+ length ending, no fluttering with fresh juicy mineral, just like the butterfly on the label! Will age well if you can resist opening. — 5 days ago
2015 ‘Buisson Renard’ by Didier Dagueneau, is a spectacular effort. Now headed by Didier’s son, Louis-Benjamin, Dagueneau wines continue to set the standard for the Pouilly-Fume region. The wine shows wonderful flinty and damp earth tones with lemon oil drenched sourdough bread on this marvelous bouquet. The rich, almost unctuous texture to this wine, truly satisfies. Lemon zest, beeswax, ripe pear and starfruit flavors with wet stone and smoky mineral undertones all nicely amalgamate on the palate. Intense and showing beautifully in its youth, this dazzling Sauvignon Blanc will have an exceedingly long life in the cellar. Drink 2019-2033- 94 — 11 days ago
Yesterday late afternoon with my wife while visiting my son and his wife in Arkansas we had the pleasure of opening the 2017 Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand.
On the nose there was beautiful aromatics of grapefruit, guava, lime, grass, orange peel, white flowers and minerality.
On the palate the nose was confirmed with notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lime, orange peel, herbaceous notes and minerality.
The wine is well balanced, medium bodied with high acidity and a nice effervescence quality that leads right into a long fresh, clean crisp finish. A very nice expression of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. This wine was enjoyed by all and everyone expressed their full enjoyment. Have a great week this week and please be safe. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂 — 5 days ago
Vintage 2015 / Paired with a salmon tartare with Puy lentils / beautiful smell that gives more and more while nosing and tasting. Mandarins, ananas and minerals in smell. Flint. A vague impression of honey, always characteristic for chenin blanc. Juicy taste. Very quaffable. Also good with my fish (Limande) ánd French cheese (Cantal). Makes happy. — 3 hours ago