Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Louis Latour Ardeche Chardonnay, 2007
This is a pungent, spicy Chardonnay sans oak in the Louis Latour Ardeche Chardonnay tradition. I get scents and flavors of apple, citrus, nutmeg and white spices; lots of range and flair. Has a spicy quality that reminds me of a Saint Veran or a Belvedere Alexander Valley Chardonnay. Good body and clean, fruit flavors. The finish is very ripe but not at all sweet, as many New World unoaked Chardonnays are. For $8.99 at Cost Plus World Market, this is a very good value.