Friday, January 18, 2013

Wine of the Week - Heritage NV Burgundy


First and foremost, let's be clear about one thing: this is not Burgundy.  It doesn't come from France, and it's unclear what grape varietals are in this bottle.  Here's what is clear: this is a remarkable and surprising wine, full of all sorts of twists and turns for the nose and mouth.

This is going to sound crazy, but here's what I smelled: strawberry, banana, grape seed.  Essentially this smells like a fruit cocktail.

On tasting, the banana was consistent.  Yes, I'm telling you that this wine tastes like banana.  Tasty acid comes in from the sides.  Light, crisp and cheery.  This wine has a long, long finish that slowly develops into a burnt wood taste.

This is all-around delicious.  Certainly unique; you'll never taste another wine like this.  Whether that's a good thing or not is up to your individual taste.  I liked it.

12% alcohol

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