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Weekly Wine – Yvon Mau

1 Oct

SONY DSCYvon Mau Colombard Chardonnay
2012
France
750ml
11.5% ABV
$8.95 (LCBO)

The wonders of doing this blog and tasting cheap wines is that once in a while you come across a real gem. It is easy to by a great wine at 30 plus dollars. But under 10…
Here is a real gem.
I know the Chardonnay grape but this is mixed with the Colombard grape. I’m not familiar with the latter. The mix is 25-75 (Chardonnay to Colombard) as the label states.
This is a very nice blend. It has the fruitiness of the Chardonnay grape without being too sweet.
The wine does not have any strange after tastes or bitterness. Even though it does contain sulphites, I did not feel or taste them as I sampled this white wine.
It is a very fine wine. Perhaps one of the best white wines that I have encountered in this wine tasting odyssey. I have honestly had white wines at three times the price that did not give me the pleasure of this sub-ten buck wine.


Weekly Wine – Yvon Mau

11 Dec


????????Yvon Mau Merlot VDP
2012
France
750ml
12.5
% ABV
$8.95 (LCBO)

Another great wine from France. Another great affordable wine from France.
It is a fine wine. It has a fine taste. There is really nothing that one cane fault with this wine.
Sure, some taste buds on the upper-left side of my tongue are vibrating and sending my brains some signals. But I am ignoring that signal because I do not understand it.
The strange sensation appears briefly and then vanishes.
I like the fact that the label has “Depuis 1897” on it. That is gravitas baby. 30 years younger than Canada. It is a very respectable label.
The back label has a bunch of writing on it that I passed on reading because I was busy drinking the wine. Wine is not a cereal box and I am not a toddler eating (pre-fermented) sugar and reading propaganda and the riboflavin(?) content of what I am eating. The front label should entice me – the back label is just for statistics.
This is a nice wine.
I shudder to think that I used to not buy French wine because of the nuclear testing and that little thing in New Zealand. My bad – good wine is good wine and this is good wine.