Saturday, April 07, 2007

La Baume Terroirs Chardonnay 2001

La Baume make wines in the Languedoc pretty much exclusively for the British market (they were for a time owned by BRL Hardy), and the Terroirs range are the superior wines to the standard wines found in many supermarkets.

We bought this bottle as a bin end at the Domaine, having tasted the fresh wine which we thought pretty good we plumped for this based on the quality of the 2001 vintage. The current vintage being drunk is the 2003/4.

A medium golden colour with aromas of honeyed tropical fruits and vanilla with fairly simple, delicate flavours of pineapple and pawpaw. This has lost it's freshness and is probably well past it's best having been created for drinking young, and fades rather than finishes fairly quickly. (76)

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