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1999 Vignal Labrie Monbazillac[Monbazillac]
[Other - White]
Posted by perle0 on 2004-08-13 01:36:42 [Show TN in Text Format]
Chateau/Producer:Vignal Labrie
Wine Name:Monbazillac
Country:France
State:Gironde
AOC:Appell ation Monbazillac Controllee
Region:Gironde
Wine Score:82
Notes:This was an interesting wine...it's apparently an established type of French sweet white wine, supposedly like a less sweet sauterne. I didn't find it very sweet, but it was definitely more sweet than dry. It had a nice balance of acid and sweetness, good fruit, slightly citrusy, leaning mostly to apricot flavors. The label suggests honey, but if it was there it was pretty subtle. It had a lovely color, a slightly pale yellow, basically Swarovski's Light Topaz but a shade paler. It had a pleasant scent, sweetish and fruity with apricot. It was enjoyable, but I'm not sure it was $22 worth of enjoyable. I wonder if this is typical of Monbazillacs, or if this is a lower-end representative.
Tasting Date:2004-08-13
Varietal:Semillon, Muscadelle, Sauvignon Blan
Production Notes:65% Semillon, 25% Muscadelle, 10% Sauvignon Blanc.
Price US$:21.95
Source:Calandro's (Perkins), Baton Rouge, LA

 
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