Today, I have two exciting picks that will light up anyone’s winter day. Chassagne-Montrachet is my favorite go-to appellation for white Burgundy, paired with an exemplary classic 1997 Barolo, drinking perfectly at the moment.
This wine’s gleaming star-bright straw yellow color immediately invites you to enjoy its complex aroma of fragrant flowers, spice, cinnamon, and baking apple tart. Ripe, rich and flavorful in the mouth, this wine shows hints of tropical fruit, a touch of alluring oak, a silky texture and a long poised, steady finish, all touched with classic creaminess.
This gorgeous Barolo shows a dark center hue that trails out to shades of brick, orange and garnet colors. With a beautiful bouquet of black and red licorice, intense, concentrated, classy with perfume and roses, this full-bodied wine offers a palate of lovely dried raspberry and Bing cherry flavors, with all the elements in harmony and balance.
A leading wine educator, writer, sommelier, international judge and lecturer, Robin Kelley O’Connor brings thirty years of experience with many professional certifications to IWM. Notably, RKO has visited the world’s important wine regions and studied winemaking in Bordeaux and Champagne.