However, that was all quickly washed away after a few sips paired with a delicious Fourme d'Ambert.
Although there is some volatility in this reasonably priced Chenin Blanc, I thought it stabilized enough to show off it's complexity.
I found lovely mellow, even acidity combined with a distinctive minerality that always reminds me of the sea (and, love!). The fresh, happy experience I discovered at the start with this whimsical white wine was followed by a silky note of almond at the finish.
Like getting a little prize in each bottle. It made this wine interesting, fun and enjoyable -- to the last sip.
So, if you find a bottle, I'd definitely say, Lucky You!
A little more about the man, Laurent Saillard:
From THIRST WINE MERCHANTS:
Laurent Saillard co-founded ICI, one of the first Brooklyn restaurants to focus on natural wines, and was part of the wave of restaurants that opened about a decade ago that were referred to as New Brooklyn Cuisine. We used to love going to ICI and spending time with him. He was always eager to share new and interesting wines.