Colombier Hermitage 2008

A bit of Broadbenting

I was going to take a bottle of this to a chum’s place in a couple of weeks. Would you believe it? He has the temerity to ask me to bring something else?!? I think that is the first time someone has rejected one of my wines! As vengeance I will take something else, but he will have to identify it blind! That is not a terribly onerous penalty, it is true, even less so when you consider the orgiastic brilliance of what he will be trying to identify; but it is a bit of fun, you know?

In this tasting note I am afraid I will have to do a bit of Broadbenting. This behaviour, named after self-proclaimed brilliant taster Michael Broadbent, is wallowing in your exceptional knowledge about wine and how best to enjoy it whilst sneering ostentatiously about how those around you cannot hope to match up to your levels of wine appreciation. I would never dream of behaving in such a manner… except when absolutely necessary…

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