Friday, November 23, 2007

2006 Domaine du Salvard

I have to credit Brooklynguy with this find, a terrific inexpensive white from France. The 2006 Domaine du Salvard from the Cheverny appellation was white gold in the glass, with a terrific floral nose and lime, grapefruit, canned peach, honey and some apple aromas. Despite ample acidity it had a nice soft mouthfeel. Elegant, crisp, and balanced, even slightly earthy (damp undergrowth), but less minerally than I was expecting. A terrific pairing with homemade fish sticks, but less so with wild boar sausage.
cork. 12.5% alcohol
Score: 16/20
Price: C$15.75

Like yesterday's German specials, this would also make a great holiday wine - cheap, and your guests will love it.


Brooklynguy said...

nice! so glad you liked it. i have one bottle left, and I'm waiting for the right cold night and the right meal.

Joe said...

Loved it (my second bottle)! Cold night? You are obsessed with this cool weather!

Sonadora said...

Yum, sounds like a fabulous deal!

Joe said...

Hi Sonadora - pretty easy to like this one, and I suspect you can get if for cheaper south of the border (TAXES!).

j-bob said...

I had a glass of this wine at Roy's in Hawaii and liked it enough to try to find it. Glad to know it is reasonably priced!

Joe said...

Hi j-bob - glad you liked it, but I won't take credit for this find. It is nice to find a great wine, even better when it is cheap. Cheers!