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Tuesday, 16 August 2011

1986 Savennières demi-sec Château d'Epiré + 2010 Les tufolies, Saumur-Champigny, Domaine des Champs Fleuris

1986 demi-sec Savennières Château d'Epiré

Dinner with Chenin appreciating friends so a good opportunity to look at a mature Savennières. Despite a short cork, this Château d'Epiré is still in good condition. Mid-burnished gold in colour, slightly fungal aromas with good mouthfilling honeyed fruit and the richness nicely balanced by vibrant, quite austere background of acidity. made a complex and intriguing aperitif and proved to be a good match for a Greek style salad as first course.  

2010 Les tufolies, Saumur-Champigny, Domaine des Champs Fleuris

For the main course a sort of North African shepherd's pie we went from middle aged to nearly extreme youth with this vibrantly fruited, young Saumur-Champigny full of soft round fruit. This is an ideal bottle to enjoy now, though it will doubtless last easily another three or four years but to what purpose? 

2 comments:

Luc Charlier said...

No disguised wit or hidden treachery this time : what is a Greek salad ? I just don’t know.
As for Epiré, it’s always been a favorite of mine. Still a few bottles of ’85, ’89, ’90 in the cellar, both dry and sweet ==> next time you come ?

Jim Budd said...

Luc. A glass of Epiré sounds an excellent idea – thanks.

A Greek salad normally includes tomato, black olives, feta cheese and often cucumber. Mine yesterday had no cucumber but did have roasted artichokes.