Cremant De Loire

Lamé-Delisle-Boucard

Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2015

Beautiful ruby dress with depth and brilliance. On the nose and in the mouth, cabernet franc is immediately recognized: typical notes of fruits (red and black, strawberry to black cherry), floral herbaceous plants (ronces, rose, violet), and mineral (slate, graphite)... endowed with a beautiful concentration and acidity still lively, it is a cuvée today perfectly in the balance between youth and maturity with some evolved notes (truffle among others) that brings a beautiful taste relief. A bottle with enough body to attack the big meat. Nice q/p ratio.

Belle robe rubis avec de la profondeur et éclat. Au nez et en bouche, le cabernet franc se fait tout de suite reconnaître: notes typiques de fruits (rouges et noirs, de la fraise à la cerise noire), végétales herbacées florales (ronces, rose, violette), et minérales (ardoise, graphite)… doté d’une belle concentration et d’une acidité encore vive, c’est une cuvée aujourd’hui parfaitement à l’équilibre entre jeunesse et maturité avec quelques notes évoluées (truffe entre autre) qui apporte un beau relief gustatif. Une bouteille avec suffisamment de corps pour attaquer la grosse viande. Beau rapport q/p.
— 16 days ago

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Claude Riffault

Les Denisottes Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Lyle Fass
9.5

Superb nose of mineral, lemon zest, pink grapefruit and wonderful lime flesh and zest. Gorgeous mineral depth here. Lots of earth as well. Almost a Burgundian interpretation of Sancerre. Juicy and insanely complex palate that is finesse driven and so delicate. Wonderful sap and has a grandiose quality to it and finish that does not quit. Hugely concentrated but never heavy and a gamey/savory element on the palate. So sappy and pure. Round like Keller can be. Just a gorgeous bottle. Blown Away. Will last 10-15 more years. — 4 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Good stuff. We have a few '15's on this in the cellar.
Lyle Fass

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@Severn Goodwin meursault meets sancerre
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Yes, I like to let these rest a bit, but they are great

Benoit Daridan

Val de Loire Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Tried again! Blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Chardonnay, medium lemon with aromas of white flesh fruit, citrus and floral blossoms. On the palate flavors of ripe apple and citrus with floral spice. Long finish, lively acidity, nice body and texture due to Chardonnay, ending with citrus and mineral notes. Very nice! — 21 days ago

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Foreau - Domaine du Clos Naudin

Goutte D'Or Moelleux Vouvray Chenin Blanc 1990

Couleur presque brune, un nez incroyable, du fruit confit, une texture sirupeuse un peu, il y a encore de l’acidité pour aider à balancer un peu cette richesse extravagante, la longueur est interminable. Belle expérience d’en boire un verre ou deux. 93-94

Almost brown in colour, the nose is amazingly complex, the texture is almost like syrup, there is still some acidity to balance that richness that is almost too much, and the sugar is wow, but it is still delicious and the length never stops, great experience to drink this wine that was made in only 4 vintages.
— 8 days ago

Brent, LM and 10 others liked this

The Little Sheep

Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Light, citrus taste of lemon. Nice drinking wine for the porch. — 7 days ago

Tom, Ron and 4 others liked this

Didier Dagueneau

Silex Sauvignon Blanc 2005

2022 Independence Day Party 🇺🇲 with several members of our Tastevin crew and extended friends.🍷 Proof that our palates are wider than Burgundy. Notes may be light, scores will be honest.

1500ml; From our cellar. Wonderful, so young still...very, very happy we have more (same vintage) in magnum & standard. Notes on future bottles. So many smiles today, all cheeks hurt.
— 2 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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@Ira Schwartz For sure, looking ahead to other bottles, as this is still quite youthful!
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@Severn Goodwin I had some issues with some older 750’s.

Sauvion

Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2020

Pale lemon with scents of sweet citrus notes, underripe mango, pear, pineapple core and honeysuckle form the nose of this light white. The palate is round and a little heavy in feel at first, medium acidity, hints of citrus and honey lifts the wine to a medium finish with a mineral character. — 6 days ago

Rob, Josh and 4 others liked this

Vincent Carême

Cuvée "T" Brut Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2019

Beautiful gold color. Aromas of apricot, green apple, slate and freshly washed laundry. Pallet is leesy with hints of apple and minerals. Touch of citrus on the very smooth finish. Nicely balanced. Fresh, rich and satisfying. No oak. Easy drinker. Pleasant surprise. — 11 days ago

Brent, Bob and 2 others liked this

Domaine Huet

Le Haut-Lieu Demi-Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2015

Glorious Chenin blanc. Still very young tasting. Lovely nose of sweet apple, lanolin, homeysuckle and nettle. On the palate: fantastic acidity, good density: sweet apple, lemon oil, and crushed limestone. Very nice finish. Still showing rather young, but very good. — 12 days ago

Andrew, Doug and 13 others liked this

De Chanceny

Brut Excellence Tête de Cuvée Vouvray Chenin Blanc

Nose: lemon, mousse, sweet orange, candied cherry, a tiny hint of floral vanilla. Smells very inviting!

Taste: mousse, vanilla, lemon meringue (?), mild nuttiness, smooth and silky texture. Distinct cherry on the finish. Marvelous. Great value, better than most champagne I’ve tried. 92.
— 15 days ago

Bob, Dawn and 3 others liked this