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Coteaux du Layon Chaume "Les Tetueres" Selection de Grains Noble, Chateau de la Genaiserie 1996 500ml


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A magical nectar from Chenin Blanc. 100% botrytised from a single site. Its intense, concentrated but at the same time vibrant and elegant due to the excellent acidity. This will simply keep evolving over several decades.

"When I visited the estate in July, the 96s had recently been assembled in large stainless steel tanks. They will not be available in the US until mid-1998. Yves Soulez feels he is finally beginning to understand the Les Tetueres terroir. Having tasted both the 95 and 96 offerings I was struck by the jump in quality in the 1996 Coteaux du Layon-Chaume Les Tetueres. Revealing honeyed liquid mineral scents and a hugely rich, thick, full-bodied personality, this wine is jam-packed with quince jelly, lemon zest, honeysuckle and slate-like flavors. The depth and complexity of this compelling wine is something to behold. As its seemingly unending finish slowly fades on the palate, notes of white and black truffles, poached pears and apricots appear. This is truly a great wine! Projected maturity: 2000-2020." 92-96/100 Pierre Rovani, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

3 Stars/3 Stars "Vin Exceptionnel" Le Guide Hachette