TN: Dom.Petit Metris Coteaux du Layon Chaume '10....(short/boring)

Took this last night to Pig+Fig for their BastilleDay dinner:

  1. Dom.du PetitMetris AC: Coteaux du Layon Chaume (12%; Botique Wine Collection/Philadelphia) Joseph Renouet Fils/St.Aubin du Ligne/Val du Loire 2010: Deep golden/burnished bronze color; intense botrytis/apricotty/orangey/honeyed bit cedary some ripe pear/CB very balanced very complex beautiful nose; somewhat sweet (6%-8% r.s.) intense botrytis/apricotty/very honeyed/orangey lightly tart bit cedary slight earthy very complex flavor; very long/lingering lightly tart very rich/lush/slightly sweet viscous strong botrytis/apricotty/ripe pear/botrytis/honeyed very complex finish that goes on&on; a beautiful Loire botrytis CB.

More pizafurkle from TheBloodyPulpit:

  1. This was a beautiful example of a mature botrytis Loire CB. The sugar was fully resolved & well-integrated and enough acidity to give it a liveliness and avoiding being cloying. It will probably go out anout 10 yrs I would guess.

An under-rated domaine; the Renou family have holdings in both the Chaume and Quarts de Chaume vineyards and the sweet wines are often of excellent quality. I’m less familiar with the drier end of their portfolio. The wines are very difficult to source in the UK and I’ve only ever tasted them in France.