Wine and spirits writer/consultant/marketer. Spirits expert w in depth knowledge of Spanish, Portuguese and Loire/Languedoc wines (you might say "bi-spiritual.") NYC born and bred food lover. Sometime jewelry designer. Overall broad about town.
Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc "Les Setilles" Was Elsewhere (2008)
Comments: Warm golden apple, pear, carmel, with a citrusy finish and hint of oak. Some mushroomy earthiness balances it out. Has some good weight to it.
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Faiveley Montagny (2009)
Comments: Bright, tart, flowery, a little biscuity. In this instance, the flavors match well together and settle pretty well on the palate. Probably great with a winter fish stew.
|Average price: $20.99 from 1 store||
Vincent Pouilly-Fuisse Marie-Antoinette (2006)
Comments: I found this one too perfumey. The flavors didn't mesh. At times sweet, at times too acidic, always with that heavy, floral touch, like cheap perfume. Off with its head!
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Mischief and Mayhem Chardonnay Bourgogne Blanc (2009)
Comments: Very biscuity. Tasted a lot like tarte tartin with some apricot. There's an acidity cutting through, but not sure it melds well with the other flavors. Like someone squirted lemon over a sweet dessert. Not enough to bother me too much, though, considering.
|Average price: $71.59 from 15 stores||
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