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.
This is something so very special, and it must be tasted to be believed.
Bracing, unctuous and exuberant - the Sugrue Pierre 2013 is all this, and then some!
A super-vibrant crisp Sparkling with rich complexity.