Ah, those whacky French, always looking to knock a good idea on the head! I present the 2007 JC Boisset Marsannay Blanc. An unusual wine with a relatively unusual seal – but one that works very well – almost! The problem is, if you buy it in France, they still have to add the tax-paid disc to the top of the capsule – in this case by encasing the screw-cap with clear plastic. It actually takes about 10 times longer to remove the offending plastic, than to open the bottle – silly!
2007 JC Boisset, Marsannay Blanc
Medium yellow. The nose has some very faint bread, a few higher tones and a denser core – perhaps more savoury than fruity. Density, again with a savoury flavour, there’s good acidity yet it seems to stand to the side rather than take command of the core – but there’s also a nice extra creamy flavour in the mid-palate. Quite full, indeed a little dense because the lack of authority from the acidity. Wait 90 minutes and the fruit comes more to the fore and takes on a better focus as the acidity integrates. Plenty of flavour here and eventually balance too – perhaps the screw-cap just needs a bit of aeration. A bit of a bargain.
Rebuy – Yes