Saturday, March 22, 2008

The beauty of age…

Château des Vaults, La Jalousie 2005 Savennières, Loire France
We tried this white (made from Chenin Blanc) at the spring tasting in 2007 and it was a bit closed although it gave all the hints of what was to come. Tried it again with dinner tonight and it was truly delicious! A lot more open on the nose and the palate is big and round showing the exact same as the nose: honey, nectar and ripe stone fruit with a touch of smoke (no oak involved in this one though). This is what age does to some wines and sometimes 6-9 months is enough. However, I think it will develop for yet some years to come; it’s so much more charming now then it was a year ago yet it still promises more…

Waitrose stocks it for £9.99

3 comments:

Ian said...

We tasted quite a bit of the Chenin Blanc ranges in our trip to Cape town recently.
I recommend the Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc 2007 Stellenbosch.

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Linda said...

Spot on Ian - South Africa is producing some stunning Chenins! Maybe we should do a tasting of some soon??