Tuesday, August 10, 2010
The wine was virtually colorless but had a surprising amount of body to it. What fruit was in the nose was limited and had an almost muscat like muskiness to it. The taste was much the same, extreme earthiness, good acid, but little fruit flavor. There was that muskiness on the sides of the tongue that is recognizable from some of the wines where it is used in a blending proportion. A good learning experience. The second photo shows well what coloration the wine had in the glass.
For what it's worth neither the color or the flavor improved when served in something other than the champagne glass pictured. At $18 the wine is probably a pass. 13.5% alcohol by volume.