REVIEW: Domaine de la Becassonne Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2009

September 5th, 2010 by Jeff

Price: ~$18

Blend:

Roussanne, Clairette & Grenache Blanc

Nose:

Bit O Honey, marzipan and ripe pear

Palate:

Medium bodied and firm acid.  Shockingly intense apple, biscuit, honeysuckle and peach.  Long stony finish

Synopsis:

Chateauneuf-du-Pape producer, Andre Brunel, has been blowing people away with this white Côtes du Rhône for some time now, but it’s only recently come to my attention.  Shame on me.  As much as I love Rhône reds, the whites often leave me wishing I had opened something else.  This, on the other hand, is quite delightful.  It has richness and weight but balanced wonderfully with acidity and fruit.  Enjoy with baked salmon, roast chicken or fennel salad.

The Som Rating: 7/10 Scarlett Johansson Heads

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