Blatch on 2008 – the wines
30 Jan 2009 by Guest contributor
Written by Bill Blatch. For the background to the growing season, see Blatch on 2008 – the vines 2008 dry whites This is clearly another good vintage for dry whites. As in 2007, the earlier ones were picked before the September good weather could really get to them, so they are similarly fresh-styled and have quite high acidities. However, they seem to have a bit more 2006-type fatness than the tighter 2007s, and also, so far, a much later development of aromatic expression. The Sauvignons are slightly less expressive than last year: pomelo last year and white grapefruit this? The Sémillons generally...

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