Saturday, January 31, 2009

Chateau Saint-Florin Blanc 2007

Chateau Saint-Florin Blanc 2007
Origin: Bordeaux, France
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc (60%), Semillon (40%)
Alcohol Content: 12.0%
Bottle Closure: Screw Cap
Purchase Date: January 2009
Purchase Price: $9.99

Our review and rating: A light- to medium-yellow in color, this Bordeaux blend has a pleasant aroma of lime and fresh hay with slight vegetal (think asparagus) notes. Quite smooth on the palate, tropical fruit flavors develop to balance the tart citrus character. The finish is fairly long but on the weak side, and leaves a clean, crisp mineral taste. Our score: A very food-friendly wine that can easily be served as an aperitif. Quite nice. Above Average, nearly Excellent.

Taste profile from the winemaker: "Robe of light straw yellow. Intense, complex nose with notes of green limes, black currants, and box-tree. Slight hint of musk. The palate is marked by Sauvignon Blanc's typical fruitiness. Well-balanced and highly perfumed with flavors of black currants. A dry clean fresh finish of green tones."

Winery website: None found.

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