Oh 2005 R. Lopez de Heredia Viña Tondonia Bianco Reserva!
It was to accompany pan-seared sea scallops in a vinagreta of grape seed oil, vinagre de Jerez, chervil, chives and parsley from our garden. The previous bottle had been the best pairing to date. But, the taste of the wine became everything. This fifth and last 2005 from my cellar was unique, similar to neither any of its siblings nor to any other wine. It was expected to be close to one a year earlier. R. Lopez de Heredia wines are not released until ready for drinking; this one had 6 years in barrel (made at the bodega from Appalachian Mountain oak), then 10 years in bottle. Although the wine and food match worked the experience sublimated into the taste of the wine alone. The meal plan arose in having fresh chervil. Scallops in this sauce is a wonderful way to enjoy fresh chervil.. The memory of the sauce more than the memory of previous bottles was the real origin. Nothing happened as expected.
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Taylor , C. S. (2022). VII. Learning toTaste: Praising the Transcendent Rilke’s Sonnets to Orpheus Heidegger Hölderlin Heraclitus. Dayton, OH: Charles Taylor.