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Last Week's Tasting

Great Bargains in Overstocks
July 27, 2022

People divided the wines into two good uses; those They found rich, fleshy, lightly oaked Faiveley Mercurey Blanc their favorite for dining.

 

"I'd be hard pressed to find a better white on the market at its price."

Thus spoke Alex, one of our more experienced tasters. about the 2019 Burklin-Wolf Weissburgunder, (Pinot Blanc) . I have seldom heard higher praise for a tasting wine. Of course, never have we been able to offer such a fine wine at such a low price. Several other tasters also did. It was a wine of poise and purity and will be one of my house whites this summer and fall.

Most tasters focused on the reds. Two were equal favorites. We have just over a case of each left. Stephane Aviron's Fleurie showed very well, both elegant and poised.. The rich and soft Crocus Malbec appealed to those with palates for fuller wines.

 The 2018 Paul Janin Brouilly was big, fleshy, soft, rich, and satisfying, but with less finesse than the Aviron.

2017 St. Roch (Cotes du Roussillon Villages Chimeres; showed a gaminess that appealed to some but not those who liked the Crocus's more direct .fruit. The 2018 Michel Autran Vouvray displayed more secondary bottle notes that appealed to some but not those who wanted fuller fruit.

 

White

 

2019 Burklin Wolf Weissburgunder; Aroma: rich barrel, notes to start then opens to heady, lively rather pretty citron notes; Mouth: woody at first, opens to brighter fruit, clean, lifted, even a little refreshing spritz; Very Good Plus Was 18.99 Now 15.99; Case, 13.99

2018 Michel Autran Vouvray les Enfers Tranquilles; Mouth: juicy, very peachy, nice minerality, dry with good acidity, good length, drink now; Very Good Plus Was 35 now 24.99; Case, 21.99

 

Red

 

2019 Stephane Aviron Fleurie Dom de la Madriere; Color: dank hue light concentration; Aroma: heady rich, dense delicately etched but full and plump; Mouth: ripe on entry total fat, juicy a fine clean acid, plump in the middle, nice long finish; Very Good Plus Was 23.99; Now 19.99; Case, 16.99

2018 Paul Janin Brouilly Terroir de Odenas; Color: medium dark black; Aroma: heady, very Rich, very full, smooth, and fleshy; Mouth: direct dark Gamay fruit, medium length, light fine tannins, good length; Very Good Plus Was 18.99Now 16.99; Case, 14.99

2017 St. Roch (Lafage) Cotes du Roussillon Villages Chimeres; Color: medium red black; Aroma: very pretty, herbal, earthy spice, fresh, rather juicy; Mouth: clean, smooth textured, fresh, length, nicely complex, very long; Very Good Plus Was 23.99 Now 18.99; Case, 15.99

2015 Crocus Malbec de Cahors Le Calcifere; Color: very dark opaque; Aroma: oaky dense, very pretty nose, sweet took it some time to open; Mouth: smooth fleshy, sticks to the tongue, muted acidity, clean, rather fine lifted, very smooth, bright herbal finish; Very Good - Excellent Was $45, Now 29.99; Case, 24.99, two cases only

 

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