2007 Château La Caussade

Interesting, and a terrific bargain. Lemon curd leads in the attack, followed by honeyed oak and white flowers. Leafy spices appear on the finish, marjoram and a touch of sage. The finish is more tart than the palate, the acids giving it a solid backbone. His would be very nice with scallops, and even better with a salty ham. Recommended for taste and value.

WHO: Château La Caussade
WHAT: White blend (Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc)
WHERE: Sainte-Croix-du-Mont, France
WHEN: 2007
HOW MUCH: $14.98 (375 ml)

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