Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Domaine de la Tournelle Fleur de Savagnin 2009

I was expecting a full on vin jaune style wine but this wine actually gets topped with fresh Savagnin in the barrel. Just have a look at the site below for more details.

Domaine de la Tournelle Fleur de Savagnin 2009

Hints of grilled nuts but it has more fruit than I was expecting. I don't research the wine until after I review the wine which makes for interesting tastings when things don't fit with my preconceived understanding of the styles. There is a huge amount of texture that fits perfectly with the flavours of caramelised grapefruit skin, crushed grilled nuts, pineapple, sweaty socks and mixed Asian spices. While the flavours lead the way there is a bright core of acidity and a glycerol style palate feel that balances out the wine brilliantly. All in all a wonderful beverage with many unique elements.

Alcohol: 13%
Rated: 92
Drink: Now or over the next 12 years
Importer: Eurocentric Wine

Domaine de la Tournelle Arbois Fleur de Savagnin, Jura, France label

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