2005 Domain Guiberateau Chenin Blanc, Samur, Loire Valley, France
Oh Guiberateau, how I heart thee! Now that I’ve conquered the correct pronunciation of your name (well, by my American standards anyway), I can completely, whole-heartedly love you. I’ve loved you, sweet, sweet bottle, since we met a few months ago, and just had the chance to try you again for a tasting we were doing. Yep, I still heart you, wonderful wine, even more so! So wierd yet so delicious. The nose is so great and beautiful and smells like rocks with a touch of honey. The palate shows a soft fruit, graphite and slate with a lingering minerally finish that has a hint of lime. It paired great with the talipa I did not cook but did enjoy last night. Suprisingly, there is still some left for me tonight, so while I’m hard at work, I’ll be dreaming of that half-full bottle of this delightful wine.