Yes, I am overdue for a post. I had to return to real life to teach, manage travel, and have some minor surgery, but I’m back.
I purchased the 2005 Louis Latour Pouilly-Fuissé at Inari Wines, mostly out of curiosity. It’s 2011, so I honestly wondered if I should have purchased a six-year-old French Chardonnay that should have been consumed between 2007 and 2009, according to both cellartracker.com and louislatour.com. I decided to fly by the seat of my pants and take a chance.
This wine was still gorgeous, a nice balance of citrus, peach, tropical fruit, and minerality. In fact, it may have been better to wait on this wine. Just tasting the wine took me back to the night I spent in Bourgogne in 1985. I was with a study abroad group (I majored in French) and after we completed summer school, we took a motorcoach over the course of a week from Aix-en-Provence to Paris. It was my first wine moment. We stayed at a small, local hotel in Beaune and enjoyed one of the best meal and wine experiences of my life. The wines flowed like water. I remember that some of my college friends who thought they didn’t like wine drank wine that night. It was amazing. I am happy I took a chance on this wine and I look forward to both a real and virtual return to Bourgogne in the near future.