Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Boskydel Leelanau Peninsula Soleil Blanc, 2008

This six-year-old French hybrid white from the Leelanau Peninsula of Michigan is not showing any signs of aging. In fact, I believe it still has some positive development ahead of it.

Beautiful bright yellow. I smell flowers, melon--fresh and lively. Medium bodied with clean,bright flavors and a surprising amount of tannin for a white wine. Some subtle power here. Reminds me a bit of a young Chenin Blanc wine from the Loire Valley of France.

Bernie Rink, a former university librarian who established Boskydel in the early 1980s, says that "all wines are better with aging." This Soleil Blanc is a good example.

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