2004 Martinelli Alexandria Muscat Jackass Hill and 2005 Chateau Suduiraut.
Welp…they’re both dessert wines, and they both have a nice amber color. But that’s about where the similarities end. At first sniff, the 04 Martinelli isn’t half bad! Maybe some muted peaches? Little hot but not terrible. And then you get a whiff of the 05 Suduiraut and it’s all over. Smells like what dreams are made of. Explosion of sweet fruits but not at all heavy. Just awesome. In the mouth, it’s not even close. Martinelli is drinkable with candied white fruits but noticably hot with minimal acidity and a fairly short finish. The Suduiraur just exudes class with a very clean mouthful of spiced apricots and honey but soooo much fresher than the Martinelli thanks to the acidity. Literally night/day difference.
Fun trying these together and the Martinelli might have shown better by itself…but viva la France on this one.
[media] 2004 Martinelli Muscat Jackass Hill and 2005 Chateau Suduiraut - Album on Imgur [/media]