Chateau de Beauregard Pouilly Fuisse ‘Vers Crus’ 2006

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pouillyI pulled this out for a dinner with my parents, who like wine but know very little. They don’t tend to like white wine, but I knew, as any good wine geek would, that the problem was their lack of exposure. I thought I’d introduce them to a single vineyard chard from Burgundy, knowing that these wines can always surprise and impress. I was expecting a more classic style than I got, but in the end my parents still really enjoyed it – and that’s what matters.

The nose immediately spoke of the new world with apricot, nectarine, and some blue cheese. This was obviously oaked in new oak because the palate was big and full with hazlenut, vanilla, nectarine, and lemon. Despite the opulent new world flavours, this was very balanced and had a nice mineral mid-palate. Not over ripe, not hot, and not overly acidic, nonetheless this prompted me to write “oh, another one that tastes like this” in my notes. Good for the newcomer, not so exciting for the experienced.

Very Good
$50 ($35 on sale) at BCLDB


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