Pacherence du Vic-Bilh is coterminous with the Madiran appellation, white Madiran as it were. A blend of the higher quality petit manseng in the majority with gros manseng. Diam cork closure, 12% abv, 37.5cl, about £11
WSET style tasting note
Appearance: clear and bright, of medium intensity lemon, showing tears.
Nose: clean on the nose, of medium (+) intensity, fully developed, with aromas of warm honey, sweet dessert apple, ripe pineapple with a coconut hint, lightly herbaceous pineapple core and a waxy note.
Palate: a sweet wine, with medium (+) acidity, a slight gummy grip, medium (-) alcohol and a medium (+) body, with a lightly oily texture; of medium intensity, with flavours of ripe pineapple, over-ripe yellow peach, and a hint of ripe papaya. A medium (+) length, with a completely clean finish, and a slightly bitter edge.
Quality: a good quality wine, with balanced acidity and residual sugar, with the acidity lightening the body; less complex on the palate, with modest flavour concentration, but a good length and a nice clean mouth finish. This wine is ready to drink, will keep for 1-2 years, and not improve.