2003 M.Sorrel - Hermitage: Les Rocoules
This rare bottle of white Hermitage was a generous gift from a very good friend of mine, who bought it on release. Popped and poured, 14.5% alcohol. The rich yellow colour is clear. A subtle nose of beeswax and quince jam, with a citrus element in the background. The mouthfeel is soft yet with an underlying freshness. The white stone fruit profile is not clearly defined, but rolls casually across my tastebuds. An enjoyable wine but one that needs no further ageing, for my tastes. It paired well with a poached salmon fillet at dinner.