|It's ironic that once upon a time my biggest dream was|
to join the Seventh Grade Rocket Club.
Like everyone in Israel in mid November, I needed an escape, and I didn't worry about tempting fate by luring the missiles in with an expensive bottle. I'm not sure this was the best I could open, under the circumstances, the circumstances being I still need to keep the big guns for wine geek dinners, birthdays, anniversaries, yadda, yadda, yadda.
Bouchard Père et Fils, Meursault Premier Cru Les Perrières, 2006
My initial impression is that this is a better wine than the 2004 (oops, the 2004 was the Genevrieres, but this is still the better wine). Very classic in shape, texture, aromas and flavors: nuts, dry grass, flint, green apples, spicy pears and a touch of toast. There's a oak-ish sweetness in mid-palate that I'm wary of, though, but the saline finish is almost enough to eke forgiveness out of me.
Wine Route, about 350 NIS.