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Liquid tarte tatin: 2005 Château de la Roulerie Coteaux du Layon Chaume

What's fantastic about Chenin Blanc is that it has this piercing acidity that's present in many of the wines it produces - so even for a sweet and full-bodied wine like this, there's still this cleansing quality that stabs through the syrup to keep it youthful and crisp, even for a 9-year-old wine. My only regret is that it was the last wine of the night and we only had a couple minutes to savour it before returning to real life....

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