WTN: 2 from Domaine Thibert

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WTN: 2 from Domaine Thibert

Postby geo t. » Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:00 pm

2004 Domaine Thibert Pere et Fils Mâcon-Prissé "En Chailloux," $21.49, 13% alc.: Another J et R Selections white we've been fond of in past vintages, this medium straw also lives up to the high expectations we had for it. A whisp of Creme Brulée and an undercurrent of stony minerality nicely accent the rich, pretty apple and pear fruit in both flavor and aroma, and a note of citrus-lime adds interest, complexity and appeal for this taster. Medium full body, with good cut and good length on the finish, this (like the other Thibert and Séguinot-Bordet wines) offers excellent QPR for what’s in the bottle.

2001 Domaine Thibert Pouilly-Vinzelles2001 Domaine Thibert Pouilly-Vinzelles, $14.99, 13% alc.: Yet another J et R Selection / Domaine Thibert white that we’ve had a favorable experience with in the past, this pale gold runs the string by once again giving plenty of pleasure for relatively few dollars. On the nose, it gives rainwater, hazel nuts, butterscotch and Creme Brulée in moderate amounts; the Creme Brulée recedes on the palate, while the other components come to the fore, along with some under ripe apple, all on a crisp medium to medium full bodied frame. Plenty of length here, as well as some initial notes of maturity, and while this has plenty of aging potential, we’ll probably drink up the other four we brought home over the next year or two for the fresh character that they should retain during that time.

Imported by J et R Selections, Mount Pleasant, MI

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