|About as unique as white wine gets, and I|
mean that in a good way...
My tastes run to the stronger, heftier wines around. Although I draw the line at about 14.5% alcohol and am not a fan of the huge South African or Australian reds with over powering alcohol and/or fruit.
Back to whites, I have discovered good white Burgundy in recent years (2008 Meursault being a particular but pricey favourite).
Also Carbonnieux from Bordeaux is a cracker, if not cheap.
This white on the left here, Domaine aux Moines 1998 was an extraordinary find at Vinoteca in Soho, recently.
It's amazing aged white wine. You rarely see whites this old that are not sweet wines, so if you can find it, it is well worth a try. The dryness comes off as it breathes, although one out of the three bottles I have tried had gone over the edge. It's hard to explain how it tastes. Like nothing else in white wine.
Imagine a Sancerre with more richness, breadth and a little, well 'edge' to it. Plus the aged flavours. Not to everyone's taste, but very tasty nonetheless. It's about £15-20 at retail prices, which is a real steal, if you can find any left.