Thursday, May 27, 2010

Christian Salmon "Vieilles Vignes" Sancerre 2008

Light yellow.

Low key nose of almond paste, pineapple, lemon. Better, deeper, as it warms.

Shows some initial textural sweetness that is cut nicely by a vibrant acid/mineral edge. The mineral/acid synergy builds, eventually coating the front teeth in "chew". Fresh herb character really shows in the finish (only hinted at in the nose). Nothing flashy here, but very satisfying stuff. Great at the table.

Gift - $25?