Saturday, November 12, 2005

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!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One of the best white wine I have tasted. Perfect for BBQ, parties and light meal. Believe, you got to try it