Two 'iconic' wines that
I enjoyed last weeks in a small dinner
The Chave Hermitage Blanc was drinking beautifully,opening up with an aroma of slight sherry like notes tinged with fruit,but the full bodied wine with its rich textures of dried fruit, nuttiness,and honey melded with ample fresh acidity and mineral streak made it an unalloyed pleasure.It belied its twenty years and would be interesting to see how it would develop further.
It went well with the frog legs,
...and the scallops,the herbs used seemingly complementing the wine
The Chateau Musar,from 2000 was just as stunning,with its bouquet of sweet fruit and palate of cassis,plums and spice with seamless fine tannins that accompanied the roast duck brilliantly.It was almost Rhone like in its taste,one of the most enjoyable Musar I've ever tasted.
Two wines from different parts of the wine world,less commonly available, bit every bit as enjoyable as any stellar wines.