Wine Tasting #15: French Blanc Majesté

Well, folks…we’ve come to the final installment of my wine-tasting journey since April. Long story short, I’d purchased a 15-bottle deal from Groupon, and from there I’ve dedicated each week to tasting a new bottle of wine. Crazy to believe that time has flown by, but all the same, here’s to the last one!

At first, I didn’t know that I would be ending with a white wine. Due to the bottle being somewhat dark, I had the impression that it was a red wine. Funny to say that I was in for a small surprise when I was about to uncork it, and I quickly stuck it in the fridge to chill before I went ahead with the tasting.

I also was surprised at the type of white wine I would be having. I’d never heard of “Blanc majesté,” but apparently, it was a specialty type that was exclusive to the brand, la Peronière, that produced it. I had no idea of what to expect from its taste, but I looked forward to it all the same.

Here’s the verdict:

La Peronière (France), Blanc majesté (2018)

If I only had one word to describe this wine, it would be “consistent.” In other words, I found the wine stable across all boards of my ratings: smell, color, dry level, even aftertaste. While not perfect, it was pretty good and enjoyable to drink, which I truly appreciate after a long day.

My ratings:

  • Smell: 4/5 (bright, floral, fruity)
  • Color: 3.5/5 (deep, amber hue)
  • Dry level: 2/5 (on the sweet side)
  • Aftertaste: 4/5 (fruity and smooth)

Overall rating: 4/5

In general, la Peronière’s Blanc majesté was solid: it was fragrant, smooth, and with an aroma that was floral and fruity, without them overpowering the overall taste. This wine was also the perfect end to my entire wine-tasting experience throughout these past three months. Although not all of the wines I’ve tasted were great, I’ve also had some which were pretty darn good.

Yet, I personally wouldn’t recommend getting a 15-bottle deal, because I’m pretty sure that the company who supplies all of them water down some wines, as I could taste the dilution upon tasting. Not a cool practice, and that’s why I wouldn’t choose to purchase wine packs in the future, should I have the chance again.

Thanks to the various wines I’ve tasted from all over the world (Spain, France, Chile, Australia, the US…), I’ve come to discover some new wines that I actually enjoy, and I would choose to just purchase them individually at the store and know for sure that I would enjoy having a glass of it every now and then. It has been a great self-taught experience and a great to pass the time during these precarious times.

I appreciate those who’ve been following my wine-tasting journey over these last few months. Even if all of the wines have been tasted, that doesn’t necessarily mean the series is over. Should I choose to buy more (individual) wines in the future, I just might consider reviewing them again. We shall see!

Stay safe, and take care of yourself out there! 🙂

— The Finicky Cynic

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2 thoughts on “Wine Tasting #15: French Blanc Majesté

    1. rebbit7

      That’s a good question. I would say that the Australian Shiraz (#3) and French Grenache (#11) were at the top. Might be missing a few others, but those are what come to mind!

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