Nose has cool chamomile tea, beeswax, lemon peel, Bartlett pear and white flowers.
Palate has lemon curd, lemon zest, warm pear slice, creamy oak notes but not over done, great acidity and moist chalk on the lengthy finish.
A very nice wine, notes from +3H open, more restrained aromas than the Blanchot. — 10 days ago
More than a dozen years from harvest the Veritas Petit Manseng is a truly lush and openly seductive example of the varietal.
The nose evolves from sweet peaches to a more open and opulent honey-dew as it grows on the nose.
The approach of the mouthfeel is velvety smooth but also well-balanced and palate-coating. The finish is delightfully long but in no way at all ‘cloying’, and in fact so balanced it simply brings you right back to the nose.
While it may be tempting to jump into the parade that is the discovery of Virginian Petit Manseng~ the 2008 Veritas example of it is proof that patience has its reward.
We’re entering new territory here, and I’m smitten with it. — 7 days ago
2021/3. Another new (to me) Chablis producer. I don’t have precise notes but remember liking this. The overall style seems clean and un-messed with, and I think it was a bit more structured than the Beauroy. — 8 days ago
2019 vintage. Nuance is an original white blend from the excellent organic Languedoc estate La Cendrillon. Petit Manseng (40%), Grenache Gris (18%), Grenache Blanc (12%), Marsanne (7%), Roussanne (7%), Albarino (7%), Verdejo(6%)and Macabeu (3%). A part is vinified and aged in 13hl Austrian wood barrels, the rest in stainless steel. Light yellow. Attractive nose with lemon, peach, fresh pineapple and flowers. Juicy citrus fruits, pineapple and bright acidity go hand in hand with a round mouthfeel. Long finish with ripe pink grapefruit and a salty minerality. Intriguing wine and great value. Highly recommended. — 8 days ago