Arthur - a Chardonnay for Everyone

Chardonnay can be a polarizing varietal. Some want big and buttery. Others prefer crisp citrus flavors with high acidity. A few shun it altogether because they heard somewhere on the internet that Chardonnay is no longer cool.

Enter the 2008 Domaine Drouhin "Arthur" Chardonnay. This wonderfully balanced Chardonnay should appeal to anyone who appreciates good wine. It's an ingredients to dessert wine, meaning you can open it while cooking, enjoy it with an appetizer, pair it with your meal, and keep drinking it with dessert.

Sally and I recently enjoyed a bottle of Arthur paired with chicken pot pie and oatmeal and flaxseed chocolate chip cookies for dessert. It had very consistent flavors of straw, apricot, and apple. The acidity was very light but strong enough to go well with our meal. We were both savoring our last few sips as we finished the wine.

Posted on January 24, 2012 and filed under Wine Discoveries.