Friday, December 25, 2020

Prince Poniatowski Vouvray Aigle Blanc, 1989

We drank this as a dessert wine to accompany Christmas bread pudding made with croissants. The pudding was fantastic, and the wine was a good accompaniment.

Deep gold color. Powerful Chenin Blanc smells of stone fruit, lanolin, eucalyptus honey. Sweet on the palate, maybe a bit one dimensional if you want to be critical. One taster also found high levels of sulfur dioxide, and that is probably one reason the wine appears so bright and youthful at 21 years of age. But I'm not inclined to be critical of a wine that delivers such pleasure at the end of the meal.

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