I’m back on the booze!

I am back drinking again. Hooray for wine! I was hoping for my first wine to be good, but I am very disappointed with this.

Savennières Trie Spéciale 1997, Domaine des Baumard

This smells rather big and powerful. A heavy nose laden with the decayed sweetness of a ripe blue cheese. There is a degree of botrytic apricot fruit on the nose as well, but it largely smells damp and rotten. I am concerned by the lack of minerality here. The palate is very full bodied, with some acidity and minerality, but it is terribly flat. There is no real dimension or excitement here, it is just a big mouthful of simple flavours. It also doesn’t taste that nice, if I am honest. Doesn’t taste nice seems a pretty damning quality comment to me.

  • Ed Tully

    What a pity! I have always enjoyed the 97 trie speciale. I have always foundit to be packed with minerality. Maybe it’s just going through an awkward patch? Baumard is a wine god, after all. His Quarts are unbelievable!