Mischa Roussanne 2010

August 29, 2013
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
with 0 Comments

And now for something completely different.

And now for something completely different.

Let’s be honest. Aren’t we all flying blind when it comes to the white varieties from the Rhône as expressed under local conditions? There’s something about them that appeals but I really couldn’t articulate in any great detail what constitutes a great Grenache Blanc or Roussanne.

Last night the Roussanne 2010 from Mischa in Wellington. I first encountered this wine two years ago when tasting it for Platter’s 2012 and settled on a rating of 4 Stars. If anything, it’s better now.

Less primary fruit, more complexity. Yeasty, nutty, earthy, spicy, even salty flavours to go with a vague impression of stone fruit. Thick-textured in a good way – great mid- and side-palate – but also zesty acidity. A really interesting bottle of wine. These Rhône varieties are being planted more and more and while I’m not sure where this is all heading, I’ll be along for the ride.

Score: 90/100.

Tagged ,

Share this post

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

ADVERTISING
SHOP ONLINE
winemag-storm
HOT AND HAPPENING
AEC v1.0.4
  • No upcoming events
AEC v1.0.4
ADVERTISING
newlstter2 Get the biggest stories of the past fortnight sent directly to your inbox. subscribe
FACEBOOK
TWITTER
ADVERTISING
BE SAFE

Wine magazine was published from October 1993 until September 2011 & now lives on in digital form as Winemag.co.za. We cover everything to do with SA fine wine.

XSLT Plugin by Leo Jiang