2006 Vignobles Laplace Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Cuvée Frédéric Laplace
Appellation: Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh
Tasting Notes: This is something unusual; I’ve never had wine from this place or of this type of grape. I think the primary grape is Gros Manseng, but the wine could have a blend including Courbu, Sauvignon Blanc, and Arrufiac. 13% ABV. There is limited information on the label, I’ll have to ask the next time I’m in the store more about the wine. Anyway, the wine is a dark straw color. Nose is tight, a little lemon, some minerality. The attack is all lemon and lime, the there is a transition to a little orange and a lot of minerality. Finish is very long, nice acid. I keep wanting another sip. Unusual, excellent.
Rating: 4/5, 16/20, 88/100.
Price: Not sure, probably in the $10 range. Was part of the March $100 case at Chesapeake Wine
A note on ratings: I use the 100 point rating for Cellartracker, even though my palate is still developing. As a statistics geek, I know that the variability in scores works itself out as the number of scores increases. However, my score may not be yours or Robert Parker’s, it is simply a subjective value based on my palate. I much prefer to use a 5 point (or star, or whatever you want to call it) scale, as it more represents my reaction to wine, which is more simple than a 100 point scale represents. I like the 20 point scale as the more detailed score. On this site, I will provide all three, although the most meaningful are the 5 and 20 point ratings.