Thursday, June 19, 2008

2005 Domaine Denis Gaudry Pouilly-Fumé

Yes, this week is contradictory to the title of this blog - one wine per week is actually four wines this week. But I had some extra tasting notes I wanted to share with you so I put them all together into one week.

This is another wine that came from Garagiste. For $11.99, it represents a terrific value.

Very nice aromas of a subtle grassy/herbal character that said it was Sauvignon Blanc, but not overpoweringly so. I also sensed orange peel, flint and granite.

This wine had a creamy entry with underlying crisp acidity. It reminded me of the flavor of Juicy Fruit gum with a creamy, herbal twist, and also, the dessert bar fruit salad at Souplantation mixed with cottage cheese. For those who aren't familiar with this salad, it's pineapples, peaches, some banana and cherries sprinkled with cinammon. There was a lingering, Granny Smith apple aftertaste.

It was better chilled than towards room temperature, because it was so refreshing. Normally I am not a big Sauvignon Blanc fan but I really liked this one. I think part of it was because that herbal and grassy character was in the background - just enough to let you know the grape varietal and make it interesting, without yelling at you. It was so nicely balanced. Drink this one on a warm or hot summer evening, of which we will now be having too many of here in Southern California. Two thumbs up and a great deal for $11.99.

YouTube video to listen to while you drink it (click here if you can't see it below):

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