*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Michel Schlumberger.
That sounds a tad ominous, huh? I try to approximately drink wine samples as they come in the door. At times I fail miserably…you’ve all seen my basement and its lack of organization. While I file and log all the wine I buy, I leave the samples chilling in boxes in the middle of the basement and at times a sample that’s been around for a while gets shoved to the back. Like this bottle of 2007 Pétanque Chardonnay that’s easily been in my basement since April. Pétanque, as I’ve written before, is a second label from Michel Schlumberger, intended to be an inexpensive value line of wines for enjoying outside in the company of friends. The Chardonnay had a plastic cork closure, clocked in at 13.9% alcohol by volume, and retails for $18.95.
On the nose I found pineapple, yellow apple, spice, cream, tropical notes, peach, crushed pineapple, and pineapple juice. In the mouth I got apple, peach, tropical notes, tart apple and spice. The palate was less complicated than the nose, had a short finish, and good acidity. Pick up a bottle for your next lawn bowing party.