Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Delaunay Pouilly-Fuisse

Delaunay et ses Fils
Pouilly-Fuisse, Bourgogne, France
$17.14 -- Spec’s, Austin, TX

Color: Light limey yellow
Nose: Lime, sunflower
Body: Light to medium
Front: Lemony
Middle: Apricot, butter
Back: Wood, orange
Burns clean?: Yes
Cap: Cork

This is a layer cake of chardonnay loveliness. There's way more going on in the palate than I can describe. Sometimes it's like opening a closet in your grandmother's house, the sweet smell of nostalgia and the elusive mystery of years of some sort of something making itself known, unforgettable, but not identifiable either. Sometimes it's like opening the door to your dad's old Corvette with the leather seats, the cracking dash, the years of exhilarated sweat and open windows. Cooking a delightful leek and cream sauce chicken dish gave me the excuse to open this one and now I can't believe I put 5 tablespoons of it into the pot.