Sunday, September 23, 2012

NV Baumard Carte Turquoise Brut, Cremant de Loire - Pale color with barely perceptible brassy highlights and a fine mousse. Not sure what the blend is here, but judging by the earthy, slightly musky flavors I'm guessing it's mostly Chenin Blanc. Very dry and minerally, but devoid of any fruit characteristics. Unremarkable on its own, but it works pretty well with tuna tartare with Asian ingredients (cilantro, sesame oil, soy sauce, etc.) I picked this up in a clearance bin in St. Louis last December for $9.99. Original price unknown. I suppose it's decent enough for what I paid, but I'd be disappointed if I paid a "normal" price of $20 or $25.

1 comment:

  1. I suspect a bad bottle. It usually goes for at least $24, I think, so I'm guessing that bottle sat there until they had to disco it to bring in the fresher juice.

    I've never had a Baumard that I didn't love. I particularly enjoy the rose', it's all Cab Franc & very delicate. I'll admit, I have to be in the mood for something like that because I usually like my wine on the ballsy side.