Friday, December 26, 2014

Chateau du Puch Monbazillac, 1990

Monbazillac is a neighbor of Sauternes. And because it comes from a lower rent district, there are those who claim that it should be drunk much sooner. Don't believe it. At 24 years, this wine is just coming of age.

Medium to deep gold. More of the botrytis honey that I smelled in the Anjou Blanc. Sweeter here, of course. Also some apricots and pie spices. More Semillon than Sauvignon--full bodied and rich but with a slight grassy tang. Apricot fruit on the finish. Fresh and lively.

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