Dave Moritz wrote:Enjoyed this white Bordeaux a few nights ago with company. Served it with Russian beluga (the fish meat, not the caviar!) that my Russian son-in-law had brought over. Background music, courtesy of an old recording of the Odessa Balalaikas.
It was no doubt a bit too soon to open this baby, but curiosity got the better of me. Upon popping the cork, significant modernistic oak on the nose and the expected sauvignon blanc on the palate. I was underimpressed. However as the evening went on, it seemed to open up a bit with an acidic backbone providing some welcome structure. Towards the end of the bottle, just a little complexity emerged with a bit of lime and white fruit.
My final impression of this was positive. At $20 a copy, I'd say it's not heavy on the QPR factor. I've no experience in how this wine would age. Imported by I and B Imports of Chicago.
Dave Moritz wrote:Joe:
Darn! I was afraid that I was commiting infanticide. Much the pity as it was the only one I had on hand!
My QPR judgment on the Carbonnieux was also calibrated on whites from the other areas that you mentioned. However, I ask a favor: Would you kindly define "Tondonia-land" for a sorta-newbie like yours truly? Thanks!
All the best...
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