Sunday, June 27, 2010
"Even the most inspired red Bordeaux, that cunning mixture of cabernet and merlot, can't fill the head with spiced dreams quite like the great Burgundies. No other red wine can balance spice and fruit so....flirtatiously, can seem at once so ripe and fragile, so decadent and clean, so irresistible. And, it's fair to say, no other red wines can drive the poor writer to such extravagant prolixity." Marq de Villiers, the Heartbreak Grape: A Journey in Search of the Perfect Pinot Noir.