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2009 Lotus Of Siam

Proprietary White Wine

(sold out)

(88 Roussanne, 12 Viognier)

 

Those who are both foodies and gamblers have been to Las Vegas many times then, and will undoubtedly be aware of the off-the-strip gem of a restaurant by this same name.  And I guess whenever I tasted through the barrels that now make up the final blend, I always thought of that sort of food (with which this wine will work exceedingly well).  I’m (obviously) an absolute sucker for Roussanne and think that small percentages of Viognier(in just about anything) are usually a good idea. 

This wine has a lot in common with the FatboySlim remix of Macy Gray’s ‘Demons’ – bright with a sparkly personality one the hand, decadent, unctuous, slow and oozing sexuality on the other (…and if that doesn’t sound good, beer might be your beverage of choice). 

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Reviews

Wine Advocate / R. Parker, Jr. Issue 196

The 2009 White Wine Lotus of Siam is 88% Roussanne and 12% Viognier. It shows lovely nuance and delineation in its suggestions of tangerine, jasmine and cloves. Attractive floral notes are woven throughout. Lotus of Siam is a beguiling white, although it is a touch more obviously heavy than the best wines here. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017. (A.G.)

Tanzer / International Wine Cellar: Issue 159

($50) (88% roussanne and 12% viognier): Bright yellow-gold. Pit fruits, vanilla, poached pear and a smoky nuance on the nose. Gently sweet on entry, then brighter and spicier in the mid-palate, offering lively orange and nectarine flavors and notes of tarragon and clove. Finishes with excellent grip and spicy persistence, the orange note echoing. J.R.

Wine Enthusiast

A Rhône-style wine, mostly Roussanne, co-fermented with Viognier. Defining richness, it’s elaborate and heady in orange, honey, apricot, sandalwood, anise, vanilla and buttered toast flavors. This full-bodied beauty is a white wine for red wine fans. Don’t chill it too much.

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