Monday, June 16, 2008

2006 Domaine Saint Vincent Saumur-Champigny

Had this varietal a time or two, and all that it really is would be French cabernet franc. We're definitely not fans of U.S. cab franc, but this seem to fit the bill for tonight. Unfortunately, it is a little on the sour side, and doesn't have the fruit that we have come to appreciate on our palates. Popped and poured, this might have done better with some decanting. Exactly similar to the same bottle we had a few months ago, a good nose of plum and cherry, with hints of vanilla or caramel. Unfortunately, none of that really came through on the palate, and it was more hints of red and dark, sour fruits. More of the same on the palate, and I think that we have come to find that we don't mind a little cab franc in our Bordeaux, but it's not one of our favorite varietal. Medium length sour finish didn't do much at all for me, and it's good to have this bottle out of the cellar. Maybe some other Saumur-Champigny are better. We'll find out eventually. 82 points.

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