A fave among faves! I love this wine, which is only reinforced every time I have it. Not the biggest block-buster, but so original in character. Softer and grapier than Bourgogne blanc; and from there, what else is there? It is golden raisiny Beaujolais Blanc as only Brun makes it. Well those who don't like it are missing out - more for me.
Nothing profound here. At first sight the wine seems heavy and viscous like a Viogner. Lacks complexity. It is a good weekday dinner wine. The wine looks Yellow colored. The legs are Medium. It does not offer much on the nose.
We tasted 3 available "best buys"; this wine, the Costco Kirkland Sonoma County Chardonnay and the Cameron Hughes lot 334. They were so close it really came down to "my favorite was the last one I had....". They were all medium weight, bright fruits, tropical and apple with acids and clean finish. The Terres Dorees had the roundest mouth feel and stones. The Kirkland had the most grapefruit and the Cameron Hughes a touch of petrol on the nose and best depth. But all differences were so slight that it came down to "my favorite was the last one".....
In terms of price, the Kirkland runs away with it! $6.97 vs $9.97 for the Cameron Hughes vs $15.99 for the Terres Dorees. All are great cheap drinkers and "I remember when ...." the Terres Dorees was $11.99 (only two years ago, how quickly success goes to our heads!), but that's that folks.
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