2007 Château Gaudrelle Vouvray

Rating: ★★★★☆

Vintage: 2007
Producer: Château Gaudrelle
Variety: Chenin Blanc
Designation: N/A
Region: France
Sub-region: Loire, Touraine, Vouvray AC
ABV: 12.5%
Price: $25 (BC LDB), $25 (EW)

He says: This is a beautiful white wine, with a teasing balance of sweetness and acidity. It hits all the right notes from refreshing citrus and green apple, to luscious honey and stone fruits. Above average length with evolution on the palate, and showing great complexity. Was really a joy to drink with our roasted chicken. This is only a few dollars more than most BC-based Chenin Blanc, and well worth it.

She says: Lovely layers of ripe citrus to apricot entwined with hints of honey that lingered on the finish.  Refreshingly crisp, yet enough fruit to balance it.  Some perfume on the nose added an element of alluring complexity… do I smell flowers or don’t I smell flowers?!  He says no, she says just a touch. Overall, a well balanced and good value Vouvray that will lure me back for more.

Tasting note

Looks like: Clear, med+ lemon, slight green tint
Smells like: Clean, youthful, med intensity, stone fruit, honey, peach, honeydew, melon
Tastes like: Dry to off-dry, med+ acid, med body, med+ intensity, med alcohol, a hint of honey, citrus peel, green apple, apricot, med+ finish

Summary: Very Good, Could Develop Further

5 comments to 2007 Château Gaudrelle Vouvray

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Wine Ratings

★☆☆☆☆ - Poor quality. Avoid. Save your money. Between 80-84 points.

★★☆☆☆ - Average quality or poor value. Between 84-88 points. Some expensive wines are downgraded for bad value.

★★★☆☆ - Good. Between 88-92 points. Or a good value on the lower end of the point scale.

★★★☆☆ - Excellent quality. Between 92-96 points. Or a cheap yet good quality wine which is excellent value.

★★★☆☆ - Outstanding, best examples in the world. Between 96 and 100 points. A perfect wine.