Wednesday 23 September 2015

Two 1992 Sweeties

These were tasted a couple of weeks ago. Unknown producers for me, but these 23 year old Chenin Blanc´s have held up well and delivered a lot of pleasure at the end of dinner.

1992 Coteaux du Layon Beaulieu Les Quarts, Domaine de la Closerie
This has a nice, semi sweet nose with notes of almond paste, hay, asphalt and some pine apple juice. A touch of botrytis. Medium deep and good. A fine maturity.
The taste is big and semi sweet with notes of dried peaches, oilcloth, flower water and asphalt. A medium long finish with a fine acidity. Very good and fully mature.
87p   (tasted 2015/08)

1992 Quarts de Chaume, Château de L´Echarderie
The Quarts de Chaume displays a deeper and more concentrated nose with notes of dried tropical fruits, detergent, almond cookies and a touch of saffron. A little muted though. Fully mature.
The taste is tight and focused with notes of candied orange peel, detergent, saffron dusted tropical fruit and gravel. A long, intense, sweet finish. The acidity doesn't come through as in the wine above, which makes the taste a tad heavy. Good though.
85p   (tasted 2015/08)

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