Sunday, January 23, 2011
Marc Kreydenweiss 2005 Barbabelle (France)
This is my third or fourth time opening a 2005 Barbabelle, and each tie it seems to be a different experience. Still a very nice wine, and still with some time to give it, but not too much time mind you, there is maybe 2-3 years left (max) of enjoyment before it starts to decline. The nose shows little to no fruit, instead giving up woody-pencil shavings and anise aromas. The palate throws off some fruit in the form of raspberry with soft wood notes and a hint of caraway. Interesting and still enjoyable.