Château Soucherie, Coteaux du Layon Chaume 1996

Rosenthal Wine Merchant, New York NY. 

Twenty five years on.

Green-gold. A whiff of vellum on the nose, and striking for its combination of mineral and nobly sweet characteristics. Caramelized grass, greengage, quince, a lick of hive buzz and a candle-wick smokiness. Something savory percolates as a subtext, its notoriously high acidity now quelled by high sugar and time in bottle. Long and chiseled at the end. Now – 2035+.

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