Monthly WTF wine group tasting. This month’s theme was chardonnay from any region or vintage. Nice eclectic bunch! All wines tasted blind.
Winner of the “biggest imitator”. This was very ripe, as though the wine was meant to be made a certain way. I think the entire group called this new world. Good bit of oak in play here, alongside melon, apple crumble pie, and hardly any acidity. Typical baking spice notes of nutmeg and vanilla too. May be starting to oxidize a bit, which probably gives this some complexity. Thanks @Michael Rariden . — 7 days ago
2017 vintage. Deliciously perfumed, velvety and elegant. Absolutely wonderful. — a month ago
Oaky and notes of berries. — 7 hours ago
The Mercurey appellation is located in the Burgundy region of France. 100% Pinot Noir, medium Ruby with aromas of ripe red fruits, spice and toasty notes. On the palate flavors of ripe blackerry and blueberry with notes of citrus, spice and oak. Fine tannins, just starting to drink well. Tasting Sample! — 10 days ago
Some positive development in the bottle since my prior experience about two years ago (2018).
Struck flint, green apple flesh, citrus peel, light tropical fruit notes, medium acid levels but slightly clunky (citrus pith) on the finish, not detrimental, just waiting to come together more. Needs time, likely 2-4 years would be a benefit.
(With extended airing, the finish has smoothed nicely.) — 4 days ago