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This was was lovely to drink. Very rich berries but delightfully rounded. A hint of sweetness in your mouth, a tinge of pepperiness in aroma. This had the richness that comes from well aged tannins but it was drinkable right out of the bottle.
PS: Off to Paris for a couple of weeks. Will be drinking more wines but not sommelier chosen. Let’s see what we manage to find on our own.
A pinot noir that tasted like a Cabernet Sauvignon blend. I think it is an expectation management problem. You don’t open a bottle of pinot expecting it to taste like Cab. Tannins are noticeable but not raw on the palate – very rich blackberry. Wasn’t thrilled.
Pinot noir from Beaune, Burgundy. Rich mouthfeel. Very dark berry. Very nice to drink but perhaps less interesting than the 2006 Domaine Fèry Savigny-lès-Beaune. This is the first cru wine of this summer.
KLWine Notes: More weight, with those chocolate notes that are classic for this vineyard, located on the north side of the band of Beaune 1er Crus, just above Beaune Greves.
PS: Not on a drinking binge. Just catching up with the note taking.
For the first sip, the overwhelming taste is crisp acidity and aroma is that of lemon. Quickly enough, the stone and mineral notes kick in. After a few sips, the dominant notes are of a dry, crisp wine with stone and mineral notes and stays so until the last sip. I suspect that the notes of citrus help with the sense of crispness till the end. We could not perceive crustacean notes or pit bitterness or nuttiness in this wine (see KLW notes for 2007 batch).
- Wine: Soleil, AOC Puisseguin
- Vineyard: Château Soleil
- Year: 2005
- Grape: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
- Appellation: Saint-Emilion
- Region: Bordeaux, France
- Source: K&L Wines (08/2008)
Château Soleil’s vines are mostly located on the clay-limestone plateau just like the best terroirs of Saint-Emilion. The grape varieties are typical for Saint-Emilion, with 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Their wine-making philosophy and practices can be found at their website.