Friday, January 01, 2010
Arthur Barolet Meursault 2004 wine review by (PB)
This was our New Year's Eve wine paired with lobster stew. The wine was a medium golden hue with nice bouquet of pineapple, citrus, honey and guava(?) The wonderful bouquet set me up for disappointment though.
Palate--Rather flaccid mouth feel with subtle flavors and a charred aftertaste.
With a little breathing--yes, better white wines can "open up" but nothing like a red--it is more integrated but is still an austere wine with a touch of minerality, vanilla and citrus and flavors that just never quite emerge.
I paid $35 for this wine and was disappointed. I have had more interesting wines at half the price. Not a great wine start to the new year but you can't win em all!
Posted by PB at 5:53 PM