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martedì 26 ottobre 2010

1998 vin de paille, a harmonious assemblage of caramel, gold and mint

1998 M. Chapoutier Hermitage Vin De Paille (375 ml)
100 cases made
100% marsanne grapes
15% alcohol
Fully mature grapes spend two months on straw mats before being pressed.

As Robert Parker says, ''It will last for 100 years, but will be impossible to resist in its youth.''
Opened two of these bottles for a wine dinner, smelt both of the corks upon opening, and there was a rush of deep deep concentrated mint.. like pulling a candy cane out of the bottle.  A sexy light gold in colour.  On the palate elegant and incredibly youthful with caramel, and marmalade notes.  This wine has a long beautiful finish leaving traces of that mysterious mint which seduces you into another sip.

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