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dried raspberry, cherry plum on the nose.....hints of vanilla...rich tannins...medium bodied...somewhat short finish. Read more
A bit lack of aroma, but relatively strong taste... Read more
With just a trace of sweetness on the opening palate, the bold lime blossom, apricot and orange flavors of this Chenin Blanc have a jolt of mineral... Read more
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With just a trace of sweetness on the opening palate, the bold lime blossom, apricot and orange flavors of this Chenin Blanc have a jolt of minerality running through them.
Five years ago I selected the 2000 vintage of this wine as my "pick." For those of you who stockpile your back issues of Bon Appétit and Road & Track, it would be the Sept./Oct. 2001 issue of the Premier catalog. For the rest of you sensible folks, the new vintage reminds me of the old vintage - crisp, clean and bursting with zesty lime and citrus flavors with a touch of honey and flowers. Pronounced "so-moor," and made entirely from Chenin Blanc by the proud vignerons of Alliance Loire, you'll enjoy it whether or not your name starts with v-i-g-n.
Crisp, with flint, lime, floral and mineral notes on a bright frame. Drink now through 2007.
A fresh, stony style, with hints of almond, white peach and melon rind notes. The dry style of Chenin Blanc is a crisp, refreshing wine with citrus flavors offset by an almost creamy texture. This is a delightful wine, versatile with a wide range of foods. It would pair nicely with grilled chicken or pork dishes.
"Please sir, may I have Saumur?" You will find yourself quoting this little twist of "Oliver" over and over after trying this wonderful Loire white. A floral nose carried through on the tongue with a touch of sweet honey backed by refreshing acidity and a bit of mineral on the finish. This wine is not only very affordable but the taste and complexity will surprise the "Dickens" out of you.
Though Chenin Blanc from the Loire's Saumur appellation are rarely found in the U.S. market, their crisp texture and flavors of apple, limestone, and honey are quite delightful, and make Saumur an excellent alternative to dry Riesling, Muscadet, or Chablis.
Although the regrettably short season for native strawberries is over, who can forget their irresistible and unmistakable fragrance pervading the kitchen or fruit stand? This dry rosandeacute; of Cabernet Sauvignon from the village of Saumur, in the Loire Valley of France, captures that aroma, as well as those of other red fruits of spring. It tastes like biting into one of those ripe, sweet, juicy berries, balanced by moderate acidity to give it structure. Although refreshing and light on the palate and on the finish, the wine is a versatile and ideal summer quaff. So, kick back by the pool or on the deck and serve this Saumur rosandeacute; well-chilled with virtually anything or on its own. Especially complements barbecue, Asian foods and summer salads.
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