Saturday, January 21, 2006

Chateau Bonnet 2004 wine review by (PB)

This French white from the Entre-Deux-Mers is a pale straw in color with a powerful bouquet of Sauvignon Blanc grassiness. There are fruity aromas which are hard to pin down but they are very nice and mouth watering just smelling them.

In the mouth this wine is sturdy with acid, grassy with cream undertones and a touch of citrus and grapefruit. I didn’t know what the makeup of this wine was before tasting it but was not surprised to see that it was 50% S. Blanc which explains the grassy notes.
It is blended with 40% Semillion (pronounced se-mee-OWN) and 10% Muscadelle.

The Wine enthusiast gave this wine 89 points and ranked it as their #64 pick of top 100 for 2005. I like it but it was almost a touch too acidic. I think 89 points is a generous rating but this is a very nice wine and at $10, it is a value so raise a glass.

We paired it with pan seared scallops in a marinara/wine reduction sauce and deep fried sweet potatoe slivers. Nice!

1 comment:

g58 said...

Yes, I think you're right. If anything, it's the acidity that is preventing this wine from sheer perfection. But as you say, for about $10 it practically is perfect. I made it my Wine of the Month. Check it out, and when you have a moment could you post me a link to that Top 100 for 2005 for The Wine enthusiast? ...sounds like a useful list. Cheers!