Saturday, February 21, 2009

2006 A et P de Villaine "Les Clous"

de Villaine's wines have a nasty habit of quickly disappearing from the local wine shops, so I greedily grabbed this bottle of "Les Clous" when I saw it. Unfortunately my praise for the 2006 is not as effusive as the praise expressed for both the 2001 and 2005:

The 2006 A et P de Villaine 'Les Clous' smelled of damp hay, cream, apple and pear, later showing some spearmint, lavender soap. Soft on the palate with creamy lemon, a gritty minerality, and a nice bitter finish. A touch hot and a little less complex than those prior vintages, but thoroughly enjoyable.
cork. 12.5% alcohol
Score: 16.5/20
Price: C$28 (SAQ)

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