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.