Take II @ Arlequin

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
  • 4/5
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