+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

Dolin Vermouth Blanc NV

Member Review by hardylincoln:

From the Two Wine Brothers blog site: Everything I know is wrong. Or, so that is how things seem this afternoon after sampling a French Vermouth served over ice. Earlier in the day I drove over to The Wine Seller and put myself in the hands of Lucinda. I told her I was looking for light summertime wines to sample and that I didn’t want to limit myself to only White Zinfandel. She went to the racks and returned with several bottles of wine - the most surprising being a French Vermouth. I know what you are thinking: Vermouth, are you freakin’ kidding me! Stay with me on this one. Like most people I see Vermouth as a cheap sweet wine with practical limitations at softening the rough edges of gin/vodka in a Martini. Vermouth is a drink that is reserved for the shuffleboard set. Vermouth is everything in a wine which I hold in distain: it is sweet, it is one dimensional, it is boring. Like I said before: everything I know is wrong. Ever see the movie, “Charade”? There is a scene at the beginning of the movie, where Cary Grant meets Audrey Hepburn. Hepburn is sitting outdoors at a ski resort enjoying an adult beverage with the Swiss Alps laid out before her. I imagine that Ms. Hepburn is sipping a cold Dolin Vermouth De Chambery as Cary Grant approaches her. I don’t know what she is drinking, but it SHOULD be this drink. My impressions: Clear in the glass. Herbal. A walk in a cool pine forest at dawn. Sweet but balanced with the herbs. A rumor, just a rumor, of bitterness on the lingering finish. Highly recommended. Second thoughts: This wine stands on its own two legs. While it would blend well in any drink of distilled spirits, I sampled it on its own over ice and did not find it wanting. A perfect after dinner aperitif. 16% alcohol by volume http://twowinebrothers.blogspot.com/2010/04/nv-dolin-vermouth-de-chambery-blanc.html

Add winemaker's notes
Region: France

Vintages

  • NV

+ Vintage
Winery: Dolin Vermouth
Variety: Vermouth
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
3.2 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add

Member Reviews for Dolin Vermouth Blanc

Add your review
Snooth User: hardylincoln
4543944
4.00 5
04/14/2010

From the Two Wine Brothers blog site: Everything I know is wrong. Or, so that is how things seem this afternoon after sampling a French Vermouth served over ice. Earlier in the day I drove over to The Wine Seller and put myself in the hands of Lucinda. I told her I was looking for light summertime wines to sample and that I didn’t want to limit myself to only White Zinfandel. She went to the racks and returned with several bottles of wine - the most surprising being a French Vermouth. I know what you are thinking: Vermouth, are you freakin’ kidding me! Stay with me on this one. Like most people I see Vermouth as a cheap sweet wine with practical limitations at softening the rough edges of gin/vodka in a Martini. Vermouth is a drink that is reserved for the shuffleboard set. Vermouth is everything in a wine which I hold in distain: it is sweet, it is one dimensional, it is boring. Like I said before: everything I know is wrong. Ever see the movie, “Charade”? There is a scene at the beginning of the movie, where Cary Grant meets Audrey Hepburn. Hepburn is sitting outdoors at a ski resort enjoying an adult beverage with the Swiss Alps laid out before her. I imagine that Ms. Hepburn is sipping a cold Dolin Vermouth De Chambery as Cary Grant approaches her. I don’t know what she is drinking, but it SHOULD be this drink. My impressions: Clear in the glass. Herbal. A walk in a cool pine forest at dawn. Sweet but balanced with the herbs. A rumor, just a rumor, of bitterness on the lingering finish. Highly recommended. Second thoughts: This wine stands on its own two legs. While it would blend well in any drink of distilled spirits, I sampled it on its own over ice and did not find it wanting. A perfect after dinner aperitif. 16% alcohol by volume http://twowinebrothers.blogspot.com/2010/04/nv-dolin-vermouth-de-chambery-blanc.html



All Prices

Shipping to:

Photos

+ Add Image

Best Wine Deals

  • $23.97
    24% off
    Terrabianca Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT Campaccio
    Terrabianca Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT Campaccio 2008
  • $33.69
    18% off
    Château Carbonnieux Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Pessac-Léognan Blanc
    Château Carbonnieux Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Pessac-Léognan Blanc 2011
See More Deals






Snooth Media Network