Here is another wine review, revisiting a later vintage of a wine I have tried before:
Viognier Collection 2007 Gérard Bertrand, Vin de Pays d’Oc
10 July 2008 by Wulf Forrester-Barker
I reviewed the 2006 vintage of this wine earlier this this. I was a little less impressed this time. I still found it to have the rich floral flavours I enjoyed last time but, set against a (gourmet, home-baked) pizza I found my second glass seemed bitter and not so sweet.
That was last month; this month I opened my second bottle – I tend to buy in pairs to give scope for comparisons. This worked much better against the risotto I cooked but still seemed rather wasted when set against food. I found it worked better as a wine to savour in its own right rather than as an accompaniment to a meal.
Therefore, I have revised my score down. I would still be happy to drink this again but more for a situation other than poured out alongside a meal. However, I do have another viognier based wine lined up – I am looking forward to seeing how that compares.
Pale yellow in colour, with intense aromas of white flowers. The palate is rich and lush with tropical fruits, dried apricots, hazelnuts and honey.
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