Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Vero Chardonnay 2003 Review (Billy)


This is a wonderful Summer Chardonnay from Bourgogne. My wife and I enjoyed it on a picnic at the local arboretum under the purple and white blooming crabapple trees. While the children dined on Artesian bread and provolone cheese we enjoyed several glasses of this light and creamy delight. (note, the 2002 label is pictured but the review is of the 2003 vintage - the label, though, appears the same)

Nose: creamy butter and vanilla with light citrus
Palate: smooth and light - like sun on a summer wind
Finish: delicate and creamy with hints of lemongrass and warm soft apple.

This was a perfect wine to enjoy on a picnic. The creation of the Joseph Drouhin progeny, the Chardonnay is a delightful and unpretentious sip of summer. It is not overcomplicated with heavy oak or biting crispness. Rather is is smooth and simple and as such it achieves a sublime exquisiteness.

I paid $18.99 for the bottle. A bit steep for around here but well worth it. The wine is a fine purchase at this price. Raise a glass to summer and make sure the 2003 Vero Chardonnay is in it!

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