Sunday, October 18, 2009

Betts& Scholl, Hermitage Blanc 2004


"Thick" nose - almond extract, apple jelly.

Round, utterly mouth-filling, as only Marsanne-based wines can be. Deep, slightly chewy and extremely long. Ridiculously so.
Not a great deal of flavor complexity, but the depth and length are from an alternate universe. Retains a lifted character despite the density. Everyone yacks about Roussanne, but Marsanne is a keeper.

$55? Gift from DR. There's some undefined relationship between Betts and Chave here. Whatever. This stuff is RFG.