Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Wine? Or crack?


This blog post is a public service announcement for those interested in wine. The picture of the seemingly harmless bottle above is one you should stamp into your retinas and retain. Blink twice. You see this bottle, here, now, safely virtual. If you see this bottle in the real world, flee. Or else give in. I'll have warned you.

Sometimes wine crosses you over to the dark realms of craving, though it's not often. Well, the bright and sunny bottle you are being shown here in fact hides a terribly addictive philter within its glass confines.

2008 Clos Roche Blanche Sauvignon Nº2, with its headily aromatic nose and will-breakingly deep palate, redolent of all those things you want in a sauvignon (lemon zest, rocks, white flowers, and then a fleshy hint of calisson or apricot), bests a whole host of Sancerres and other supposedly higher-end regional fodder. Sip it alone, sip it with shellfish, sip it at the beach or at the Buttes-Chaumont or on a deck festooned with striped deck umbrellas or in a city apartment.

Then be prepared for the consequences. You will want more.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love this wine , and I love your blog !

Joe said...

Catherine and Didier seem like such nice people, too.

SFJ

saignee said...

This is bullshit. My last bottle was heat damaged and now I have no more.

Sharon said...

I have a cunning solution for you: get more.

They're still in stores. Bright and shiny! Ooh!

Brooklynguy said...

i would say, wine. great wine. had one last night and liked it even better than the 07. so much variation in these bottles though, it gets annoying and effectively brings the bottle price higher.

Joe said...

Where do you guys buy your CRB? I would have to say that I have not had variation problems with their wines over quite a few years. Lapierre, Thevenet, Puzelat, lots of Jenny and Francois stuff, the list goes on, but CRB is not on it. Didier bottles with SO2, the cellar is clean, I wonder where in the chain the variation comes in?

guilhaume said...

crack

Anonymous said...

It is rather interesting for me to read this post. Thanx for it. I like such themes and anything connected to them. BTW, why don't you change design :).

cork&foil wine blog said...

Well spotted, I remember having a bottle of this, beautiful!