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Abbatucci General de la Revolution Blanc (96SWJ) (1.5L) (2010) FR Flag In Stock - Limited Qty
Abbatucci General de la Revolution Blanc (96SWJ) (1.5L) (2010)
96 WA
"Just to get this out of the way up front, Abbatucci’s 2010 Cuvee Collection Blanc General de la Revolution Jean-Charles Abbatucci – his only white in this series from ancient cepages that I’ve tasted (but then on two disparate occasions, having had to pinch myself the first time) is among the handful of most profoundly (not to mention improbably) beautiful and delicious white wines that I’ve tasted in the past several years. Vinified in older demi-muids – whereas most wines from Domaine Abbatucci, regardless of color, are rendered in tank – it’s sourced (for the record) from Carcajolu Biancu; Paga Debbiti; and diminishing shares – ranging from 15-5% – of Riminese; Rossola Brandica, and Vermentinu. If you’re inclined to shake your head when my ilk go on about sticking one’s nose in a glass and smelling the scrubby, herbal, and floral ambience in which the wine grew and perhaps even the bracing mountain air itself (all of which would in Corsica fall under the term maquis), this wine might make a believer of you. Amid a persistent effusion of thyme, gorse, tarragon, mint, lavender, wild chrysanthemum and ineffable others comes an uncannily buoyant wave of creamy yet refreshing essence of raw almond and pine nuts in a melon and citrus matrix. The effect is cooling and soothing, yet refreshing and (in more than one sense of that word) uplifting, with a finish whose mesmerizing flavor interplay is almost ceaseless. The first edition of this roughly 1,500-bottle cuvee came in 2006. So even if I had experience from its inception, I doubt I would be positioned to predict longer-term bottle evolution. But I’m pretty confident that evolution will be positive. (Since this wine is legally forbidden from advertising its vintage, you’ll need to verify that from the first two digits that appear in tiny print on the label after the capital letter “L.” The additional numerals identify the specific lot number, but needless to say there is but a single bottling of this rarity.)...96" WA 2/13 "Exceedingly pale yellow-stone color. Possesses a striking salinity interspliced with minerality. Fully integrated aromas and flavors of rocks, ripe white berries, pine needles, and ocean air, but the fact is this wine tastes less of fruit than the integration of jellied berries into stone. Delightfully graceful on the palate, where the spherical texture maintains its palate presence long after the wine is tasted...96" SWJ 5/12
Product #: 353144

Bottle Price: $200.00
Case Price: $2,400.00



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