Gérard Bertrand 2011 Réserve Spéciale Viognier

Pays D’Oc IGP, southern France; 13% ABV
$4 at the Oakland, CA, store on 24 Feb

2011_Bertrand_ViognierThe first pour of this wine immediately showed an enticing nose of white and yellow flowers and light yellow peach.  On the palate, more of the same plus lighter yellow melon, in a structured and oaky style, with bitterness of yellow grape skin / yellow melon rind.  At times, it was on the verge of nice complexity; at others, it was rather dull.  It seemed to have the solidity to perhaps be better on the second day.

The next day, however, the flavors were more forward, but not particularly more complex or pleasant.  With that, I’ll have to go with Drinkable.


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