2016 Damien Laureau Savennieres Le Bel OuvrageChenin Blanc from France
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- 97 Rebecca Gibb MW - Vinous Media
97 Rebecca Gibb MW - Vinous Media
This Chenin Blanc, the 2016 Le Bel Ouvrage, is now starting to throw off its youth and develop aging characters of lanolin and earthy notes alongside cooked pineapple. There's clearly been a lot of care put into this wine - the delicacy and transparency of the juice is fabulous - and although it packs plenty of power and drive, presumably from the schist and rhyolite soils, it does so in an elegant and light-footed way. There's no sense of being forced, and harmony is achieved. A smidgen more length would be very desirable.
97 - Rebecca Gibb MW - Vinous Media
|Taste||honeysuckle, quince, melon and cantaloupe|
|Nose||honeydew, iodine, grass, citrus, melon and kiwi|