KWV The Mentors Grenache Blanc 2010, 5 Stars in Platter’s 2012 and one of my top 12 wines of last year, really is outstanding as a bottle last night again proved. But, man, it’s difficult to arrive at a tasting note, especially regarding the nose of this wine.
“Aromas of orange peel, mandarin and marshmallow (!)” is what appears on the back label while Angela Lloyd who reviewed it for Platter’s discerns “wet earth and fresh hay”. I noted mushrooms and paper pulp (!!!) in addition to peach and peach kernel last night.
On the palate, it shows weightless intensity and it’s a wine which manages to engage both intellectually and emotionally, its very elusiveness part of its charm.