02 April 2007

TN: Aÿ, aÿ, aÿ

[vineyard]Roger Pouillon Champagne à Mareuil sur Aÿ “1er Cru” Brut Rosé (Champagne) – Overwhelmed by volatile acidity, so that the fresh strawberry fruit that would otherwise dominate turns awkward and clumsy. (3/07)

Egly-Ouriet Champagne Grand Cru Brut “Tradition” (Champagne) – A soft sea breeze over brioche, with black cherries at the core. There’s great acidity, but a big, aggressive body flashing neon banana leaves dominates all else. The wine grows from softness to sharpness as it finishes. Good, but a little showy. (12/06)

4 comments:

Ken Sternberg said...

Where's the liquid steel? I want the liquid steel, not the flashing neon banana. That's so albarino.

thor iverson said...

You're a shameless follower of fashion, Ken. ;-)

Ken Sternberg said...

Yes, I know. I keep reading Martha Stewart Living to learn how to break my patterns.

thor iverson said...

Sandra "Semi-Homemade" Lee is where it's at these days. High-fructose corn syrup! Artificial flavorings! Tablescapes!