Friday, July 20, 2012

*Chateau Soucherie Anjou Blanc 2007

This white Loire is meant to be a vin de garde, meaning that it can be cellared for some years, and this five year old wine certainly bears that out. Now, keep in mind that , while this is a Chenin Blanc( although the label does not reveal that fact), it's highly atypical. Instead of the dry flintiness you would expect what you get is a fruit forward blend of pear, apricot, and even a little honey, set off by a nice citrust acidity. The overall effect is not quite sweet, but certainly not dry. It's an eminently drinkable and even interesting wine, you just have to adjust your food pairing accordingly. Very nicely priced at $9.99.

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