Olivier Leflaive – Les Sétilles 2008 (Bourgogne)
Now, I’m hardly a wine expert, but I’ve uncorked quite a few bottles of wine… However, uncorking this bottle was a whole new experience. I’ve never seen anything like it. The cork turned out to be a bizarre concoction of fake cork (which I have a personal dislike of in the first place) with a ring of black plastic, and then more fake cork in the middle, presumably to be able to insert the corkscrew. And then a strange plastic cap on the bottom part of the cork. Which meant that re-corking the bottle was a bit of a fight. I uncorked it last night and am still perplexed by it! I’m not sure how well the photos below show it, but hopefully you get the idea.
At this point it would make sense to add my thoughts on the wine itself, but I’ve been ill the last few days and my taste buds have been rather off (and still are a bit!), so that’s probably not a good idea…! However, I will say that sans fully functioning taste buds it’s a very drinkable wine. I guess I’ll just have to try it again once I’m fully recovered (if I can get over the cork).