(One final note: I have just bought a stunning wine that I tried at the tasting a few weeks ago. In a conscious attempt to suppress my pretentious leanings, I’m not going to say what it is or what I paid for it. What I will say is that it’s a white wine from Southern France, and a most unusual one at that. Oddly honeyed on the nose with a smooth ripeness, the flavor profile opens up in the palate to give a real zesty, full bite with a brace of crisp acidity and a long, long finish. If there was nobody else around for me to tell about this wine, I’d still buy it – drinking it is just such a mesmerizing experience.)
Words – Adam.