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French white wine values tasted in 2010

The selected vibrant bottlings have given me much pleasure for the price. I have purchased them again for personal consumption. You may look up the availability of wines if you enter a location name in the search box at the top of the page.

The below wines were tasted in France, in 2010 (between April and December). The tasting notes are listed by increasing prices, with the following format:

Appellation - producer - plot or brand - variety
Vintage - approximate price - general impression - on nose - on palate - after swallowing

Côtes-du-rhône wine labelCôtes du rhône - Paul Jaboulet Aîné - Parallèle 45

2008 - 5 € - white fruit - onctuous, white fruit, fresh

Saint-chinian wine labelSaint chinian - Jean-Marie Rimbert - blanc

2009 - 6 € - nougat, toffee, star anise - onctuous, fresh

Muscadet wine labelMuscadet - Marc Ollivier - Domaine de la Pépière - Clos des Briords

2007 - 7 € - does not show closed any longer - much aroma - no onctuosity, minerally, vivid

Vin de table - Jean Maupertuis - Puy long - (chardonnay)

2009 - 8 € - not very onctuous, a note of grapefruit, the nougat taste typical of a no-SO2 winemaking, fresh


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