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!

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