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Wine Review – Viognier Collection 2007 Gérard Bertrand


Here is another wine review, revisiting a later vintage of a wine I have tried before:

Viognier Collection 2007 Gérard Bertrand, Vin de Pays d’Oc

10 July 2008 by Wulf Forrester-Barker

Rating: 4/5

I reviewed the 2006 vintage of this wine earlier this this. I was a little less impressed this time. I still found it to have the rich floral flavours I enjoyed last time but, set against a (gourmet, home-baked) pizza I found my second glass seemed bitter and not so sweet.

That was last month; this month I opened my second bottle – I tend to buy in pairs to give scope for comparisons. This worked much better against the risotto I cooked but still seemed rather wasted when set against food. I found it worked better as a wine to savour in its own right rather than as an accompaniment to a meal.

Therefore, I have revised my score down. I would still be happy to drink this again but more for a situation other than poured out alongside a meal. However, I do have another viognier based wine lined up – I am looking forward to seeing how that compares.


Majestic say:

Pale yellow in colour, with intense aromas of white flowers. The palate is rich and lush with tropical fruits, dried apricots, hazelnuts and honey.

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