Drinking Outside The Box

With Simon Woods – wine for people who have a life

Wine Tasting Video: Four White Burgundies November 7, 2012 at 11:59 am

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Domaine Long-Depaquit Chablis 2011 (£13 Oddbins)
Classic Chablis with rich flavours – blood orange, apple and even a touch of cranberry – and sleek minerally structure. Tasty now, but good for 3+ years. S

Louis Latour Pouilly Vinzelles En Paradis 2010 (£12.99-£14.99 Majestic, Mill Hill Wines, Campbell Moore, Whole Foods Market, Edward Sheldon, Wine House of Penrith, Slurp.co.uk)
Not all that much aroma, and while there’s decent creamy texture, there’s a not a huge amount of flavour either. Ripe, clean and well-made but a bit so-so. B-

Albert Bichot Saint Romain 2010 (£16.75 Oddbins – link is to the 2009)
Honest, fresh pear, pineapple and stone fruit flavours, quite rich but with a spine of acidity to keep it all fresh. Tasty but just a tad simple for real class. S-

Louis Latour Beaune Blanc 2009 (£19.35 slurp.co.uk)
As with the Pouilly Vinzelles, this is rounded and quite rich but it’s a struggle to coax out much character. An OK drink, but not much beyond the (decent) winemaking. B(-)

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  • daskeg says:

    The chablis doesn’t seem to be on Oddbins website. Shame

  • Simon says:

    Will see what I can find out about this and get back to you, The info I had said they’d be stocking it

  • daskeg says:

    I’ll check my local shop (i’m one of the lucky few that still has one!)

  • Simon says:

    Just had this through from Oddbins: ‘We have a bit of a backlog of products to be added to the website but the web team will be doing their best to add the Chablis on.’

    Apparently, the shops do have stock….

  • daskeg says:

    Thanks Simon – i’ll have a wander down….

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