The latest vintage from superstar winemaker Dermot Sugrue is always something to look forward to, The Trouble With Dreams 2014 is the second wine this month to come with a revised look. Sugrue Pierre is no more, the black and gold label now proudly, simply embellishes the name Sugrue. I like that!
The grape blend mirrors the previous vintage (2013), being 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir with 6g/L dosage.
It has been described as tasting like foie gras, and only once tasting it did I understand. In addition to that classic racy, trademark Sugrue crisp acidity and the mature stone fruit character, there’s a deep, intense savoury richness.
There’s a wealth of biscuit, oatmeal and nutty complexity, whilst the texture is smooth, creamy and enveloping. This wine is so diverse and broad, that it will put a huge smile on your face.
A fantastic wine, and dare I say it, in its youth, The Trouble with Dreams 2014 is drinking even better than 2013 did on release.