"Why did you come so early?" Frank asked me when I walked into the wine oriented restaurant Brawn.
"To see you again," I said.
I'm here (apologies to J. Suckling) in London for the Natural Wine Fair and David Harvey, an intense man I met in France several years ago, and Frank's agent (Raeburn Fine Wine) in the UK was hosting him in several tastings. I met Frank in the fall, and I thought since I was coming anyway...perfect opportunity and the perfect opportunity to convene at Brawn, on an excitingly sleepy stretch, Columbia Road.
The wines showed brilliantly (I'll record my notes later) most had been open for a day. The tannins are present, the texture and acidity of the wines distinct. The #4 Munjabel 07/07 was beautifully waxy, a quality I find on many of his wines, compelling.
FC has never ending observations, one of them is that he believes his wines taste better in Japan, away from the electromagnetic effect of the volcano he lives on.
I'm rushing to get to the London Natural Wine Fair where I still have no idea how I'll fill the time for an hour, but I wanted to stop by and say hi.