Day 28 – Dirdhu

Ernest Burn Sylvaner le Dauphin 2015. Another lusciously rich wine by Francis Burn, this time made from the workhorse grape of Alsace.

It comes from old vines that make up a tiny portion of the Domaine’s holding and is named after the beautiful iron dolphin on the sign outside the property. On my last tasting visit four years ago (see picture) I was going to pass over this wine and start higher up the list, until Simone Burn gently insisted that I at least gave it a chance. I’m glad I did. Tropical fruits, sweetness balanced with acidity. Burn has a reputation for making one of the best Sylvaners in the region. Not surprised. This bottle cost me 11€ at the time.

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