Chateau Gaudrelle Cremant de Loire Brut (2013 Bottling)
Colour: Pale Gold
Nose: Honey, peach, lemon peel, light butter, yeast.
Palate: Dry, medium bubbles Light citrus, medium- acidity. Honey, grass, crushed stone, peach.
Finish: Medium finish, mineral, grass.
Purchased in late 2013, forgot about it, finally opening it tonight. In the stage of still retaining some freshness but you get a sense of maturity. The nose isn’t very intense or complex, same goes for the palate. Citrus with a touch of stone fruits, honey plays a part in the character as well; mineral driven palate, richer than expected, followed by more citrus and stone fruits. Overall fairly decent cremant, for $20CAD it’s a very good buy.