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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Chateau de Lascaux 2005

Another wine selection from Kermit Lynch the "Wine Merchant". This white wine from the Languedoc is a blend of Roussanne, Marsanne, and Rolle and is barrel fermented in French Allier and Vosges oak. The color is lovely straw-gold, with green highlights which shows the barrel aging as well as the youth of this wine. The Aromas are quite intense and vibrant and show lovely hints of pear, ginger, citrus, and vanilla-spice. The flavors are quite hard to depict but vanilla, pear, honey and flinty bees wax are just some of the characteristics seen in this complex white wine. I find myself very intrigued with white wines such as these because they seem so simple to grasp but when analyzed carefully they are some of the most complex and mind blowing creatures. Kermit Lynch has quite the knack for bringing these little obscure French whites to us that delivery such grand quality for such a great price! I love the wine and score it 88 points.

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