Entre Deux Mers. 12%
Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, Muscadelle blend.
A sweet fruity cafe blend clearly pitched against New World Savvies.
Burgundy, France. 13%
The out of balance acidity is disappointing. But gradually a swamp water character starts to assert itself.
Characterful, almost spicy Burgundy. Medium weight and concentration. Food friendly acidity. Drink now.
Alcohol obvious. Unctuous burgundy.
Odd wine. Weedy unclean nose. Rich feral palate. Plenty of glycerol gives weight without alcohol heat. There is a ripeness and vegetal flavours.
Clearly in recent years there was a major overhaul of winemaking operations.
Nevertheless it is an interesting wine. Drink now and enjoy.
The wines of Graves seem to have even more marked tannins than others in 2009. Time will tell if these come into balance.
Dark, shiney, strong rich bloody vital wine. Impressive. That said, I’ve yet to be ever charmed by a Gloria. And this one has to be 10 years or more away from gaining any charm. One for the cellar if you are to reap its true rewards.