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May 18, 2011

Peter Michael tasting

Tasting of wines from Peter Michael, organized by Altaya.  Tom Eakin - General Manager - and Peter Kay - Director of Sales and Marketing - were on hand.

2009 Peter Michael L'Après-Midi - a Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blend that was very refreshing, with mineral and floral notes.  A little high in alcohol, it weighs in at a hefty 15%.

2008 Peter Michael Ma Belle-Fille - from Chardonnay planted up to almost 2,000 ft up and facing South.  Nose was buttery, sweet, mineral... very ripe and hot with lots of alcohol.  Another 15%-er...

2008 Peter Michael Belle Côte - from Chardonnay at a slightly lower elevation compared to Ma Belle-Fille, facing South-East.  Very ripe, sweet and big.  Nose was a little more closed, but on the palate the wine was just a lot more showy and opulent.  15%...hic.

2006 Peter Michael L'Esprit des Pavots - a nice little Bordeaux blend.  Nose was still kinda tight, but it was obviously ripe and minty.  Very concentrated on the palate.

2007 Peter Michael Les Pavots - the flagship wine from a stellar vintage.  Unfortunately I thought this was pretty tight, too... even more than the L'Esprit.

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