Domaine du Tariquet Chardonnay!
This is the second bottle of wine that Domaine du Tariquet sent me, and as it was seasonably warm this weekend, I thought, let’s break out a second bottle. Again, I served it to my two favorite wine-appreciators.
Tasting notes from my dad:
A nice, crisp, green apple floral scent with light oak overtures. Very clean on the palate with a slight buttery mouthfeel. Not overdone. There was a flowery, vanilla taste with a light smokiness on the finish.
Tasting notes from my ma:
Very light and delicate green apple on the nose. Detected a hint of grapefruit. No malolactic. Crisp and clean, light and smooth. Hint of sweetness, but the green apple balances it nicely. Noted a touch of minerality on the finish; very smooth. By the nose I wouldn’t pick this to be a Chardonnay. The taste is classic. It’s an approachable, drinkable wine.
Did I like it? Yes! It tasted great with dinner, and by itself.
To find Domaine du Tariquet wines in your area, check out their distributors, or contact your local wine seller. I again suggest you do, as this Chardonnay was lovely.
Domaine du Tariquet Chenin Chardonnay! Domaine du Tariquet contacted me about sampling some of their wines, which they produce without animal products. Awesome, right? I knew my coterie of oenophiles would never turn down free wine, so I said, Yes please, and here we are.
This is their Chenin Chardonnay, which is a bright white that I would definitely drink again. But don’t take it from me; let my fancy-wine-talkers elaborate.
They both got grapefruit on the nose, and appreciated its lovely golden color. My mother liked the “light fruit and citrus on the front end” and the “crisp mineral finish.” My dad also tasted fruit with very little acid, “lemon with peach,” and they both noted the green apple flavor of malolactic fermentation. “It’s a nice, crisp wine that will be ideal served lightly chilled on a summer evening on the patio.”
To find Domaine du Tariquet wines in your area, check out their distributors, or contact your local wine seller. And I suggest you do; this Chenin Chardonnay was delightful.