Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Don't shot Patron

Tasted my first Patron Tequila this weekend. Silver Patron is very balanced with a nice green lemon, figs and quince paste aromas. The flavor is so long, you can sip the same glass all night long. The secret comes from the Agave selection. Only the plants with the best balance sweetness/acidity are selected.
Wine or Liquor, the recipe for success is the same...
Words of wisdom (and financial advice)This Tequila don't deserve to be SHOT.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

"A long stony gothic corridor"

Decanter is referring Mondeuse in the November issue.

According to Hugh Johnson, the Mondeuse tasted like a 'long, stony, gothic corridor'.
The producers mentioned are Michel Grisard and Saint Germain. The first producer taste more of the cold gothic stone with orange and violet scents and the latter is focused on red fruits.

A Mondeuse tasting anyone ?

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Shifting the aroma wheel

Not much excitement this week. I got Champagne, Cava, Cremant de Bourgogne and Proseco to complete my tasting notes of Unit 5. Old Proseco is always playing with the geranium planters box. It's suppose to appear only with old bottles but I get it all the time. The geranium alley in the garden where I was playing as a kid might have something to do with it.

Paul Georg, Blanc de Blanc 1er cru caught my attention. The nose was stopping exactly where the palate was picking up. I wrote "The nose is showing quince, yellow apple, brioche and some burnt orange peel" and for the palate "The apples are now baked, the autolytic gets closer to the toast and golden raisins are appearing on the finish". A fascinating mutation, close to having the producer showing you the aroma wheel and then shifting it for educational purpose.