Sunday, 25 December 2011

Launois Pere & Fils Cuvee Quartz Grand Cru NV

The vineyard that this little number comes off of are right next to Salon so I thinking this is going to be a good one.  The average age of this vineyard is around 16 years of age which puts it in the younger side leaving room for improvement in the depth of the wine in the coming years. What surprised me was the fact that the base wine sees not oak ageing at all.

Launois Pere & Fils Cuvee Quartz Grand Cru NV

There is a brightness to this wine which is really refreshing with the flavours of brioche, lemon, spicy grapefruit and bucket loads of cut quartz creeping up your tongue.  It is a classy reserved sort of a wine so you will need to have your thinking hat on for this one but if you do then you are in for treat.  The finish of this wine leaves me with a lovely mouthwatering acidity which gets me in the mood for some oysters.

Alcohol: 12%
Price: $85
Rated: 91 (whoops I had the wrong score down)
Drink: Now but will keep
Importer: Ross Duke Wine Company

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