L'Oustal Blanc Naick 5 - Minervois, France  94 pts

paired with 

Pork Schnitzel with roasted tomato and pepper puree + whipped potato

 

While the current is the Naick 11, this Naick 5 (unofficially equivalent to the 2005) from my cellar was devine. Having decanted it for 1.5 hours, it blossomed into a ravishing mature wine filled with delicate floral notes, white pepper, forest smells with soft yet velvety tannins yet still maintaining a wonderful freshness of bursting black cherries. The wonders of properly aging a wine!

OUTSTANDING!!

 

 

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