Chateau St Jean Fume Blanc Etoile 2008
Wine Tasting Notes This easy drinking Fum Blanc explodes with bright, fresh fruit aromas of citrus, ripe melon, peach and dried herbs. A crisp entry leads into flavors of nectarine, tarragon and lemon zest integrated with spicy vanilla oak and comes to a well-balanced refreshing finish.
External Reviews for Chateau St Jean Fume Blanc Etoile
Fresh fruit aromas of orange blossom, lemon drop and grapefruit zest leap from the nose of this Fumé Blanc. On the palate, nectarine and fig flavors integrate with spicy vanilla oak and come to a well-balanced, crisp finish.
Melon, lime, floral and fig flavors fold into lingering vanilla and mocha tones that carry through the finish. Drink now.
A great value, the 1999 Fumé Blanc includes 11% Sèmillon in the blend. Approximately 32% is barrel-fermented and the remainder is fermented in stainless steel. The wine does not see any malolactic, but is picked very ripe, which is obvious from the smoky, honeyed melon, passion fruit, and floral-scented bouquet. Medium-bodied, with gorgeous layers of fruit, it is meant to be consumed over the next 1-2 years.
The 2001 Fumé Blanc is a delicious, fragrant, floral, pungent, spicy, fruit-driven, light to medium-bodied effort that is full of character as well as pleasure. At the price, it's a steal.
Melon, vanilla, grass and ripe fig flavors turn fat, with a plush texture and very good concentration, accented by lemony acidity and harmonious toasty oak. Drink now.
Tangy, with lemon, orange, passion fruit and nectarine flavors lingering in the vanilla tones of the finish. Drink now.
Intense smoke and honeysuckle aromatics mingle well together, leading to crisp and refreshing lemon, tangerine and yellow apple flavors on a medium body, with good acidity. The smoke flavors persist on the finish. Drink now.
Food Pairings for Chateau St Jean Fume Blanc Etoile
This wine is dry, with a mid-level of acidity. The nose offers primary flavor notes of mandarin orange, lime, a little flint, tangerine, and a deep aura of rose. A number of tropical fruit flavor notes poke out from beneath these primary flavors: melon, pineapple and even a touch of banana
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