Saturday, June 04, 2011

Bourgogne des Flandres ~ Timmermans

Appearance: rubies, plums, and polished garnets. Lovely head of khaki cream which fades patchy and bubbly. Swirls like mousse.

Nose: plums, grapes, and a lovely blend of rhubarb and strawberry. Black cherries. Hint of earth in the back - cherry pits, plum skins, pomace. Gentle tannins; not so much sour as grapey and plummy with sweetness, bitterness, and earthy nuttiness from stones. Spice under the skins - cinnamon and nutmeg.

Palate: clean, playful, and frothy. Expectedly mild but good. Procession of flavors: grape, plum, black cherry with strawberry and rhubarb in the middle. Clean finish. Plum juice lingers on the back of the tongue. Tinge of tannic skins and pomace. Lovely.

Final Thoughts: while Bourgogne des Flandres won't set the cheeks a-pucker, she was a gentle distinguished Flemish that the more I drank, the more I enjoyed.


(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)

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