3.22.2010

2004 de Ladoucette Pouilly-Fume: Silky, lemony, easy to drink

march 21, 2010: victoria prepared emeril lagasse's yummy creamy chicken via http://www.emerils.com/recipe/4990/Yummy-Creamy-Chicken, and we followed that up with a salad mixed with mustard vinaigrette and goat cheese. both recipes were very good.

we paired this frenchman with a pouilly-fume that greg bought at big red liquors while he was in bloomington visiting his family. the store had this wine on sale for about $16, which was significantly down from its starting price of roughly $40. greg is not usually a fan of sauvignon blanc, but he liked this wine because it had a very minor grapefruit flavor. he said the nose was citrus and sweet, as was the flavor. he said it was best chilled. victoria said it didn't have much of a nose, but the texture was smooth and silky. the flavor was slightly lemon with some honey. she said it could be described as a creamy wine that was easy to drink. the honey flavor was more pronounced as the wine warmed up in the glass. 12.5 percent alcohol.

also, since we paired the charles krug sauvignon blanc with the goat cheese salad, we were able to compare the ladoucette as well. we thought the pouilly-fume was rounder and softer than the krug.

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