Viognier Labrat MarkDaSpark:
Tasted with zTimothyBz and his neighbor Dave. And the Woot Monkeys of course!!
Yes ... All the Monkey ... Black, Blue, Red, Pink, Green, Yellow, Orange, Brown Camo, Orange Camo, Purple, Teal, White, PSychedelic, and the two Mini-Monkeys (Red & Black).
Pretty, pretty cork!
And no, those aren't my fingers behind them!!
Drinker profiles: Tim likes reds (especially Wellington & Corison), but also likes Madeira and Sherries. Dave is a beginning wineaux. MdS likes reds (except PN for the most part), whites (esp. Tablas Creek), and dessert wines (LH, Madeira, Port, etc.) except for IceWines.
The wine poured nicely, but was not as thick as reported by some. Temperature was 58° when tasting began.
Color: Golden Amber … Tim has his own amber for starting his world domination fantasy. (See Pics).
Nose: Upon opening, we got that classic Sauterne hint. Tim and I got was apricots. Dave got overripe cantaloupe as well.
Taste: No alcohol on the palate. The sweetness is strong but not cloying.
We had it on it's own, then with some oatmeal crackers with White Cherry Preserves and Apple Butter to try. Was very nice with an Irish White Cheddar, and went well with some Vanilla Ice Cream as a topping.
Final taste at temperature was 67°
Overall: We all enjoyed it, and there was less than a third left when we were done. Left the remainder with Tim for Irmgard to try.
tb - great deal
d - fruity, good for dessert
MdS - Still love it. Hated to leave remainder with Tim, but glad more is on the way ...
Sweetness: [scale 1 to 5]
t - 4.5
d - 4.5
m - 4.0
Try it with:
All - light custard, crème brulee, flan
Tim had more poignant comments, but none fit for mixed company.