Delicious delicious delicious! Nose of apricot and honeysuckle... palate of apricot, tropical fruit, honeysuckle, minerals (quinine?), all very balanced, and remarkably light (04 vintage?) despite the unctuous quality. Delicious now, will improve with years if not decades...
Love me some QdC! While sweet I think this wine has a light and clean quality, redolent of white peach and nectarine with that characteristic spiced honey.. I simply adore the smell of this wine as it comes to temp, even on the 5th day from a 375mL. I agree it might not be the top vintage but it's still dayumn tasty. I should just keep a bottle ready at all times as it always makes me smile to have a few sips.
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(Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume) Light green-tinged yellow color; lovely, tart pear, light apricot nose; tasty, juicy, tart apricot, tart green fruit, mineral, tart apple palate, lighter bodied than usual though; long finish 92+ points
(Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume) Light green-tinged yellow color; nice green apple, green peach, lime nose; tasty, creamy textured, ripe lime, ripe lemon, tart green melon, mineral palate; long finish
(Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume) A very pale hue compared to some other vintages, no doubt a reflection of the year. It kicks off with a vibrant nose, fresh and vivacious in character, with appealing leafy and greengage edges alongside a vanilla cream richness. On the palate it is very pure, lifted, with a tingling, exhilarating presence on the palate, almost as if there is a little residual carbon dioxide here, such is its vibrant freshness. It is pure, with a laser-like definition, and obvious vibrancy. On entry it is rather suggestive of the Mosel (!), an effect of the wines lightness and delicacy, but this parallel can only be drawn as far as the midpalate. Here, out from underneath the ripe but precise pear, melon and citrus fruit character comes a very subtly honeyed texture which brings you back to the Loire. It is gentle, slightly pithy and textured towards the finish, certainly with plenty of substance, but always seeming quite pure and slightly detached, yet really quite charming on the palate. Overall this is simply delightful, a very different style to the 2001 which was honeyed and rich with caramel texture and tones. But this has a much gentler finish, but with great purity and length, and it will age beautifully I am sure - although it gives so much pleasure now too.
(Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume) This has a lovely style and sprightliness, and is the floral, elegant, vivacious side of Quarts de Chaume rather than the honeyed richness evident in the 2001. Pure, vibrant, nettly, less opulent but perhaps better defined, this is a fabulous, laser-like embodiment of what this appellation is capable of. This should age very gracefully indeed, and I have added some to the cellar with confidence that that will be the case.
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