Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bistro Chardonnay 2006

As a rule I'm suspicious of wines with cute labels and cute names, this one has both, it tends to be all about marketing, and, worse, this is a product of the huge combine Barton & Guestier. But here we have an exception. This white from Languedoc is nothing like the heavily oaked fruit bombs from California, it's almost austere, with discrete mineral elements and subdued peach flavors. It's near the end of its useful life, which accounts for its throwaway price of $5.99, but still very nice . Get it if you can!

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