Friday, June 22, 2007

Pineau # 2 - Bernard Boutinet

This is my second Pineau Des Charantes. This one is from Bernard Boutinet, a small cognac producer who's family has been in business for 150 years. There's not much information on the usually-informative world wide web, but I did gather that it's a father-son production, and that they have about 68 acres of vineyards. A small producer makes sense there's not a lot of information out there.

Tasting Note: Lighter in body and color, this Pineau lacks the carmelized, oxidized tones I enjoyed so much in the Prunier I tried a few weeks ago. But what I think is very nice about this one is that the lightness, accompanied by a slightly less-sweet flavor and high acidity, is possibly more enjoyable as an aperitif. I really enjoyed it chilled, while snacking on BBQ-roasted red peppers, zucchini, and portobello mushrooms. Underneath a very bright "grape-i-ness", it had aromas of tropical fruit such as pineapple and mango. The cognac flavors and aromas where also more present on this one.

I picked this up in NW Portland at Liner & Elsen for $20. ( I should clarify this was a 750ml bottle. The Prunier I sampled was a 375ml at $13-15.)


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