Thursday, February 28, 2013

Grand Veneur "La Fontaine" Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2003


Deep, fleshy aromas of mead, candied pineapple and butterscotch with lemon and light spice underneath.
Continues to unfold with air - lime, popcorn, hazelnut...

Very deep in the mouth, with a light oxidative note. Shows dessert wine-like density, but has an acid spine  that keeps it light on its feet. Even manages to sprinkle some mineral "chew" on the front teeth. Wild, idiosyncratic white wine. My last bottle several years ago was also FK..

$50.   100% Roussanne. Tasted at 60F.