One of the things I love most about a great wine is contrapuntal tension—the idea that the wine embodies completely opposite characteristics within the same sensory second. It might be concentrated but light, fruity but spicy, powerful yet elegant, satiny yet crisp. It’s a head trip when a wine does that, which is why this Williams Selyem is so intriguing. It yin-yangs it’s way over your palate as if on a shopping spree, picking up descriptors as it goes. All you can do is hold on.
Hundreds of times, I’ve heard the idea that one must wait to harvest cabernet. But wait, for how long? Wait until the grapes are so full of sugar they end up making wine that tastes like flat Coke? Every winemaker talks about “perfect ripeness”—a physiological state for which there is actually no definition. Groth’s cabernet reminds me that the best cabernets are not overwhelming, overly alcoholic or overly sweet. Instead, they possess structure, substance, energy and length.
What must it have been like to be a vigneron in the little village of Puligny-Montrachet in, say, 1980, watching as winemakers everywhere from Monterey, Calif., to Margaret River, Australia, began planting chardonnay as fast as they could. I bet they weren’t worrying. Because the winemakers of Puligny-Montrachet aren’t in the chardonnay business; they are in the Puligny-Montrachet business. This exquisite Leflaive tells the story best.
What do YOU look like when you’re thinking about #wine? Are we smiling? Grimacing? Scowling? Dreaming? I’d love to see your best/worst/funniest tasting face. Share in comments below with #tastingface. https://t.co/oauocBXuPr
Fantastic article by Robert Joseph in Meininger’s Wine Business on What Makes a Wine Successful? Note: failure rate of new products is estimated to be a gasping 72% to 90%. http://bit.ly/2DhHxYm#wine#winespeed
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