Domaine de l’Octavin Vin de France Dorabella Poulsard 2013
Following on from the oddity of the Trousseau, this looks almost ‘conventional’. Sort of.
Sourced from fifty year old vines, this Jura Poulsard is produced without sulphur, with just a little CO2 pre-bottling. As you can probably see, it’s cloudy, though not as cloudy as the Trousseau.
It smells fresh too – strawberry, red cherry and pure red fruits, all dancing through onto a palate that is surprisingly substantial – there’s some depth here, covering off the tang of oxidation nicely, with drying, thick tannins, lifted up with a CO2 buzz and serious, barnstorming, teeth clean acidity
You can taste care and detail here –
strident, real wine. It’s still very light, cloudy, the acidity is off the charts and the oxidation makes this tangy. But still, it makes for a quite refreshing drink.
Details: 10.7%, Cork, $70
Tasted: March 2015
Would I buy it? I’d drink half a bottle of this, no sweat.
Score: 17.7/20 92/100
Buy online: Living Wines, The Oak Barrel
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