Our lunch group deviated from our usual big and bold red wine theme to explore the wines from Loire. I deviated from my usual note taking role and just sat back and enjoyed the fellowship, food and wines.
There were a few remarkable wines that I remember enough to make note of so here’s another one, the last one of 3:
1973 DOMAINE des BAUMARD QUARTS de CHAUME- Chenin Blanc; 13% abv; I`ve had many a 375ml from younger vintages, but never a 750ml this old and it was a treat to discover how viable this 45 year old sweetie is and really its not all that surprising, in fact, one mentioned it may be in a better place now than at anytime before; following the gold color, came orange blossoms, peach and honeysuckle on the nose with more of the same plus ripe pear, apricot, ginger and honey joining in to add to the sweet taste profile; it had a semblance of elegance, was creamy on the feel and long on the finish leaving a glazed sugar like coating on the palate. A drop was pretty serious and after 24 wines, I really did not need a lot more for a taste; I did not see how much was left after it was passed around, but I have to think it was at least half full. to end on a positive note.