Sunday, September 19, 2010
Philippe Delesvaux Selection de Grains Nobles Coteaux du Layon 1999 Wine Review (NW)
Nose deeply layered with apricot, asian pear, honeysuckle, and almonds
Thick, rich, and creamy on the palate
Long, long finish with many layers of stewed stone fruit, fig, orange marmelade, honey, and spice
Here's one of the great dessert wines of the world. A late harvest Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley, this wine is almost endless. Begin with it chilled and allow the wine to warm up as you drink it, and you'll be amazed at the layers that emerge and develop. The range of flavors is tremendous, and the color and texture also set it apart. Wine Spectator awared this wine 99 points, and it's a steal at $50 for a 500mL bottle. Raise a glass!