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WTN: The first Chenin I like from outside the Loire.

by Tim York » Sun May 03, 2009 5:20 pm

Lammershoek Chenin Blanc Barrique 2007 – Alc. 14.5% - (€11,50)
Reference to “barrique”, “roble”, “oak- ageing”, “fûts de chêne” always makes me suspicious, so I nearly abstained from buying this bottle in spite of recommendation. I’m glad I did buy it.
C: Light greenish yellow.
N: White fruit with notes of cigar box, sandalwood and nutmeg.
P: Medium bodied, slightly sweet with spicy fruit and a caressing mouth-feel playing variations on the aromas from the nose and showing complexity, good length and enough smooth acidity for balance. Not at all like a Loire chenin but my first from outside that area where I find real interest and character; 16/20 QPR.
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Re: WTN: The first Chenin I like from outside the Loire.

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Sun May 03, 2009 7:25 pm

From the label one might think this could cellar (Barrique) but seems to be drinking nicely now. How about putting one away for science research!

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