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1996 Le Clos Baudoin Vouvray Aigle Blanc
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I Hope I Age As Beautifully
05/13/2012
by InGreatSpirits
I was delighted to try this wine at a blind tasting this past week, and feel that it has lived up to the positive comments from years past, and aged very well. We tried two '96 wines made from Chenin Blanc, and the other didn't even come close to the complexity and balance which this one exhibited. Chalk dust and yuzu peel (a mild Japanese citrus fruit) on the nose, Gala apple tossed in melted butter and a hint of brown sugar on the mouth, and a lingering finish with enough acidity to pair wonderfully with a St. Nectaire washed-rind cheese. Discoveries like this are the reason I moved to France last week!
A real favorite
04/20/2004
by grenache10831853
Clean, white wine goes well with almost all cuisines. Favorite host/hostess gift to our friends and family.
Beautiful with blackened grilled scallops
12/05/2003
by Kevco
The delicate apple/pear sweetness added a wonderful fruity softness and nice acidity to a dish consisting of blackened scallops with a spicy roasted red pepper sauce over pasta. Delicious!
11/18/2003
by BHak
White velvet, a terrific pour.
Very Sweet
08/30/2003
by syrah10590510
This wine is very sweet. It is an excellent wine. Good with fish, seafood, fruit, cheese and bries. However, not good with roasted peppers or salty items.
Excellent Vouvray
08/07/2003
by tokay10566465
We thoroughly enjoyed this light and fruity Vouvray. It was a wonderful complement to swordfish dinner. We look forward to tasting the 1996 as well.
Sweet and pleasant
07/07/2003
by Rejean
Perfect match for "Coquille St-Jacques" Sweet but not liquoreux, won't work with everything but with any creamy seafood great match.
Excellent choice for sweet seafood
10/22/2001
by loveAGoodWine
I brought this wine to a dinner party where scallops were part of the main course. Everyone loved the wine and it was a beautiful compliment to dinner. The wine had beautiful tasting notes and was not too sweet.
vouvray pleases many palates
10/01/2001
by grenache10049720
this wine has become the complement of one of my standard "company's coming" dinners - a highly seasoned pork roast. it is light enough to complement the roast yet readily cleanses the palate to allow an appreciation of the wine itself. we started with one bottle, went back for three more and will probably get a case on our next visit.
Impressive value
12/02/2000
by bordeaux72360
Firm acidity nicely balanced by honey melon. Floral bouquet.
Classic Poniatowski Vouvray
07/27/2000
by John Masino
The 1996 will go down as one of the best vintages ever for this middle Loire property. This wine is perfectly balanced with hints of honeyed melon and pineapple in the nose. Dry and vibrant, it'll develop gracefully (in a well-kept cellar) for years.
Perfect balance of sweetness and acidity
01/11/2000
by pompois79
This is one of my favorite Aigle Blancs in years. It's still in a 'primary' stage, all fruit and nerve. Great, versatile food wine.
Two different opinions
12/07/2002
by cabernet10166537
sj - Loved it. flavorful white, nice aroma. I rate it a five star bj - did not like it. too sweet for my taste with a meal of shrimp. I rate it a one star.
Fun and refreshing
01/25/2002
by Graz
This light, fruity wine tastes great thoroughly chilled.
Le Clos Baudoin Vouvray Aigle Blanc 1996
01/28/2000
by reisling48137
Quite fragant. Very citrusy and floral in taste. The only downside to this wine was its powerful acidity, which I understand to be typical of dry Vouvray. Apart from that, this was a very enjoyable and flavorful wine.

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About the Loire Valley

With the exception of Sancerre, which has been a hot item in the U.S. market in recent years, Loire Valley wines are among the most underappreciated of France. The wines made from vineyards alongside France's longest river are aromatic, brisk, and generally..
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Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc, the most important white grape variety of the central Loire Valley, ranges in style from bone dry to medium sweet to staggeringly rich in appellations like Vouvray, Montlouis, Savennieres, and Coteaux de Layon. In all styles, expect high levels of acid that can provide tremendous amounts of balance to these wines...
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