There are daze when the brain isn’t connected. Took a bottle from the rack, saw the first part, Pinot, and immediately plunked it in the fridge. A couple of hours later was looking for something and realized the second word was Noir, not Gris. Outta the fridge and on the counter, beside the thawing bone in skin on chicken thighs..
Now what? Honey garlic glaze, that’s what to go with a slightly chilled red.
Should have been all wrong with the vino, but the reconnected tastebuds enjoyed both.
A couple of surprises along the way. Anticipation that a Rothschild wine would be this inexpensive was one, but it IS an entry level offering. Very cherry flavours on the palate that sauntered into medium tannins. A much smoother transition than expected. Lots of flavours from a diverse terroir.
This one needs to do it’s deep breathing exercises to be enjoyed, so open the bottle at least an hour and a half before quaffing.
Baron Philippe de Rothschild Pinot Noir