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L’arrivée surprise Nous revenions d’une visite incroyable à Pazo Baión avec des gens chaleureux, un décor bucolique, une dégustation de très bons albariños accompagnés de délicieux petits tapas. En m’assoyant dans l’autobus, je me suis dit que la prochaine visite ne pourrait être aussi extra. On nous informe que le vignoble Pedralonga est à 30 minutes de route.
Not far from the Margaret river town site and south and along Caves Road, there's an extra ordinary cluster of Karri trees reaching for the sky. Tall, pale and straight, it's breathtakingly beautiful. There's a peaceful serenity and cathedral like silence, the cars infrequent as they are are muffled and insignificant. The wine too comes from the same place, I've written about it before.
… They say you spend the first half of your life visiting and the last revisiting. I imagine myself moving in ever smaller circles until I'm back at the start. . . This particular wine was one of the first I wrote about in 2006, I tasted it again in 2007. The first tasting note a list of words, with a small grainy picture of a cork on a keyboard…
… 2001 Chateau St. Michelle Artist Series Wow! This was a real beauty. Nice garnet color, with some browning to it. On the nose, medium+ intensity, loaded with secondary bouquet, cigar, pencil shavings, tomato leaf, but still holding on the some black cherry, black currant, and plum fruit, with moderate oak. On the palate, dry, medium intensity…