Château Rives-Blanques Odyssée, Chardonnay, Limoux 2017
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
|Region||South of France|
|Style||Dry and full|
|Drinking Guide||Drink Now|
|Food Match||Ham, Gammon|
This 100% Chardonnay white from the Limoux is a great example of the effects of terroir and oak on the versatile Chardonnay grape. A beautiful, surprisingly developed nose redolent with tropical lychee and some gorgeous honeyed floral tones of honeysuckle, acacia and vanilla. Refreshing citrus shines through on the palate, creating a brilliantly balanced contrast with the nose. A real standout!
At the very pinnacle of the Limoux Chardonnay ladder, this is a spectacular wine and I challenge you to find a white Burgundy that does what Odyssée does for the same cash. From the amazing nose, to the gossamer-smooth palate, generously cosseted by oak and wildflower tones, all of the way to the long, impressive finish, this is a stunner. Limoux is ideally situated in the South of France to take advantage of its high altitude vineyards and these conditions make the Chardonnays made here truly unique.