Friday, October 8, 2010

Domaine Joël Delaunay, Le Bois Martin 2009, Touraine AOC, Loire Valley, France

A crisp and delightful Sauvignon Blanc, Touraine AOC from the Loire Valley in France.

Technical Data: 100% Sauvignon Blanc. This wine was aged on the lees 3 months in French oak barrel.

Description: Pale greenish robe with yellow hues. Distinctive nose of "cat's pee" aromas and freshly cut grass. On the palate, the wine is crisp and full-bodied with fruits flavors first with apricot and grapefruit then followed by grassy flavors as well as the typical "cat's pee" you usually found in Loire Valley's Sauvignon Blanc. The finish is long lasting, extremely well balanced with tropical fruits and spices.

Food Pairing & Service: Paired by Angela with an Ash-Ripened (poplar wood ash) Goat Cheese called Bonne-Bouche "Good Mouthful" made in the heart of Vermont.

Score: 9/10.

Ageing Potential: cellar up to 2 years

Price as seen on DC shelf: $16.99

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