Saturday, April 23, 2011

2009 Bernard Baudry CHINON ROSÉ (Loire Valley, France)

Wow. This was a fantastic rosé, and -- amazingly -- seems so youthful that it could last another year and maintain its current energy.

Gorgeous light salmon pink. Great nose -- strawberry, fresh, crisp grapes, saline chalk, rocky earth, and wisps of talcum powder. Outrageously pure and laser-focused flavors, with mouthwatering, crisp, ripe fruit, buoyant acids, and wonderfully clean, persistent minerality throughout. Great freshness and length too. Dang! A. Imported by Louis Dressner Selections. I can't remember where got this. I believe it was around $18-$20.

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