Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Wine Review: Chateau de Chamboureau Savennieres 2001 (NW)

Amazing golden-orange color
Fruit, honey, and creme-brulee on the nose
Smooth and rich on the palate, yet some acidity and backbone
Long finish

I can't believe it's possible to do this with Chenin Blanc! This wine is 100% Chenin Blanc, but shows an amazing variety of characteristics. The color is almost like a Sauternes or other dessert wine, the flavors are smooth and creamy, but the fruit is crisp and there is some obvious backbone and acidity. What an incredible combination!

If you find this, and who knows what the availability is, you've got to grab it. For another review, look at the notes below from PB. He grabbed this bottle at a wine tasting and paid $22. Well worth it! Raise a glass!

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