Twitter Taste Live Tastes Blind

A few weeks ago I participated in the 89 Project’s contribution to Twitter Taste Live.  We all got 4 wine shipped to us wrapped in foil and numbered.  Each of the wines had been given an 89 score from a major wine rating source.  The purpose was to taste the wines blind as a fun exercise and determine if we agreed or not with the 89 score.

The first wine was a 2006 Jean-Marc Brocard Domaine Sainte Claire Chablis.  It clocked in at 13%, had a real cork closure, and I purchased it as part of a tasting pack from Bin Ends Wine.

On the nose I found lemon, melons, something sweetish…honey, almonds, and minerals.  I liked the nose on this wine, it smelled like the wine would have great acidity.  In the mouth I got lemon, citrus, apple, minerals, and orange rind.

This turned out to be my favorite of the 4 wines of the evening.  I guessed that it was a Sauvignon Blanc/Semillion blend, but clearly I was very very wrong.  I thought this one deserved better than an 89, I would buy it again.

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