Moulin Touchais, Coteaux du Layon, 1975


Country: France.

Area: Anjou-saumur, Loire Valley.

Grape: Chenin Blanc.

Appearance: golden yellow


Nose: dried yellow fruit, fried apples, spice, arrack [note: a very Swedish aroma descriptor, think “dark rum” if you don’t have a clue and you’re not too far off], some saffron, and hints of a medicinal note.
Palate: more than medium bodied, sweet, quite spicy, fried and baked apples, balancing acidity (but not very high).
Developed and rather pleasant, but still a little clumsy for a Moulin Touchais and not too complex. The medicinal, almost solvent-like hints distrub me somewhat and make it appear less fresh than the other wines in the tasting.

With cheese, Pate and Light dessrts.

Alcohol; 13%



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