Colombelle 2003 review by (PB)
This very inexpensive white of the Vin De Pays Cotes De Gascogne is powerful on the nose of lemon and something else I can’t quite nail down. It is made from the Colombard (remember cheap white jug wines of days gone by?) and the Ugni grapes.
This shows you what skill can do with a routine grape! In the mouth it is tart but not distractingly so with a blast of lemon cream—nice. All things are fleeting in this wine but at this price ($7) it is a nice value in fact making the Wine Spectator “Best Buy” rating. Upon swallowing, there is another very fleeting but fun blast of just picked, non-fermented grape juice but blink, and it’s gone. At this price, raise a glass!