Friday, April 8, 2011

2009 Bedrock Wine Co. Sémillon Lachryma Montis, Botrytized Old Vine Monte Rosso Vineyard

This was pulled from the 55 degree cellar and transported to Drew's Bay Shore Bistro in Keyport, NJ and put on ice through dinner.  We then popped this with dessert, and I cannot believe how ready for business this wine already is based on how young it is.

Popped and poured, with a gorgeous nose of peach nectar, apple, pineapple, pear, and caramel!   There was quite a bit going on with this wine, and it also had what I consider this sweet smell, that is one of the qualities that I love about French Sauternes.  If only I had a better way to describe exactly what I mean.  It's almost like a burnt sugar smell.

On the palate, more green apple, peach, pear, honeysuckle, pineapple, apricots, and loads of sweetness.  Definitely had some Sauternes qualities, however, if tasting it blind in the lineup, I think it would be easy to pick out as a non-Sauternes.  Maybe not though. 

Regardless, this was a nice end of the night drink, and I look forward to many more of these in the future.  We were only allocated one bottle, but when I saw more locally, I picked up every one that they had! 93 points!  Cheers!


Rockhopper said...

Jersey: not to sound like a jerk, but do you ever have/drink/buy wines that people have heard of? In looking through your posts from the last 2 years, I only recognize a handful of the wines you mention. Do you find these random wines on sale? Are they from Wines 'til Sold Out and purchased on clearance? I would have to guess that I am not in the minority here, but I have never heard of a lot of these wines.

Anonymous said...

thanks NJFoodies, we're trying a bottle of this tonight. Nice to get a preview. We love Bedrock, but so far have only tried reds, which is what we usually drink.