An exploration of wine

207. Domaine Dhommé, Côteaux du Layon Sélection de Grains Nobles, 2001

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A regular Côteaux du Layon bought on the same trip as the Dom des Petits Quarts wines. A Guide Hachette recommendation, and certainly an enjoyable example. This would be best served, I reckon, with Spanish quince ‘jelly’. This 2001 seems to have matured quite fast, so would be interested to see how my other bottles develop! Deep yellow-gold with bronze glints. Aromas of quince and quince jelly, laced with caramel, baked apple and buttered, toasted brioche. When colder, more marmaladey, orange-peel bitterness, with fig and crystallised fruit / ginger. Quince & apple pie & custard on the finish. Good length, with acidity and sweetness.

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