Last week in London, a couple of friends and I had dinner at the excellent restaurant St. John
, Fergus Henderson's temple of nose-to-tail eating. In addition to being delicious, the cuisine is also highly champagne-friendly, and so we brought along an intriguing pair of wines, both rosés from Jacques Selosse
: the first was the current release, disgorged on 22 April 2011, while the other was several years older, likely disgorged sometime in 2007 (unusually, there was no back label, and thus no indication of disgorgement date).
Besides being a fascinating comparison of wines, these also presented implications in terms of pairing with food: the current release was fresh and racy, while
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