Wine & Spirits: November 2010
Mount Eden Estate Chardonnay
Pioneer Burgundian in the cool Santa Cruz Mountains for 60 years, Mount Eden climbed higher in ‘07. Lush and lemony, tinged with signature hazelnut, this is a rare keeper that will improve for up to 15 years.
Italian and Argentine partners turn the Bordeaux meritage blend upside-down to emphasize local malbec. It‘s big, dark and sophisticated, with cedar and spice behind the berries and cherries. Long finish.
Larressingle Armagnac VSOP
Fie on Cognac. Try a brandy with the character of Gascon musketeers to put extra character into after-dinner savoring. It has smoke and spice, as well as vanilla. If you like this, you’ll love the X.O.