By: Heather Vander Wall
K&L Staff Member
This is an absolutely beautiful wine, and sadly the last vintage from this producer, who passed away suddenly in 2009. The 2008 vintage was still in barrel, but was bottled by his friend, Frantz Saumon after the appropriate aging time. M. Cossais was dedicated to the art of making very high-quality wines, designed to age. This 100% Chenin Blanc was aged on its lees in large, neutral oak for two years before bottling, and shows the stamp of careful wine-making. The aromas are honeyed and floral, with a waxy, full-bodied texture, and layers of flavor, featuring poached pear, honey crisp apple, and mandarin zest. Colossal, and full of structure, this wine is beginning to drink well now, but will certainly continue to age over the next 5 years at least.