We went back to Arlequin last Friday. The objective was to interview Ian, the wine buyer of the place. We’re quite satisfied with the result and we will craft a little capsule about Ian’s artsy approach to his trade.
As a big bonus, Ian and Brett generously invited us to taste quite a few bottles. The two highlights are undoubtedly:
Salinia, Pinot Noir 2006 (red)
- brown color
- sweaty saddle, cherry
- pepper, velvet, spices
- extremely long
- 5/5. Yeah, no typo. One of the best wines I’ve ever had!
Gevrey-Chambertin, Pinot Noir, Philippe Pacalet 2006 (red)
- brown color, bitterness on mid-palate
- sticky tannins, filling the mouth
- long long finish, retro-olfaction of poached pears