Fresh and balanced. No goopy/syrupy affair here. Yellow plums, quince, apricot, subtle camomile/linden flower in the background. Could be more complex but it is a delightful wine and in no danger of falling off the age cliff.
Fairly pronounced nose of honey, baked apple, quince, and some flowers and spice. When first opened, this seemed fairly unbalanced, with honeyed sweetness dominating the palate, and acid coming in for the finish. An hour later, it showed better integration, but still short of my (admittedly, very high) expectations for Baumard QdC. The menagerie of aromas and flavors is there, but they never quite meld into a cohesive elixir.
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(Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume) Tasted in Rochefort sur Loire only. Very pure nose, but somewhat closed. On the palate it shows excellent concentration but no real complexity as yet. Correct structure. As with the 2001 this will drink for decades, but it doesn't quite have the edge.
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