Loire Valley

Puzelat-Bonhomme

Thésée Touraine Sauvignon Blanc

Vintage 2017 / delicious and true to type sauvignon from Touraine with a good spine, minerality in smell ánd taste. The vintner has one of the most beautiful French names: Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme, which means good man. After tasting this wine on the tongue I can only agree. For sure. / Paired for lunch with a Fishburger — 12 days ago

Severn, Doctor and 8 others liked this

Le Rocher des Violettes (Xavier Weisskopf)

Les Borderies Chenin Blanc 2014

Alison Story
9.2

Gorgeous!! These bubbles were perfect in the kitchen while preparing Easter lunch. — 3 days ago

Keith, Serge and 5 others liked this

Bertin-Delatte

Échalier Chenin Blanc

Funky fresh nose and a core of really nice melon fruit, golden apple, hay, honey - waxy mouthfeel, with a crisp zip of acidity to wrap it up nicely. Natural fermentation, aged in stainless steel and oak, fruit all from Rablay-sur-Layon. — 5 days ago

Amr, Ted and 9 others liked this

Jérôme Bretaudeau

La Justice Amphore Chardonnay

Winston Jones
9.1

Yes!!!! More later, I don’t want to interrupt this experience. — 8 days ago

Chris, Rhonely and 1 other liked this

François Chidaine

Le Chenin d'Ailleurs 2016

I mean...I just wish there was more of this in my life. It’s taken on a rounder mouthfeel since I had it last (6 or so months ago) but it’s still pure Chenin. The nose is a little alcoholic but don’t be fooled...that palate still has all the slate and mineral goodness plus that lemon and orange zest. Can’t wait to get my hands on the next vintage. — 14 days ago

Dan, sen_man and 2 others liked this

Puzelat-Bonhomme

KO In Côt We Trust

This is smooth natural Malbec. It had an earthy nose with some muted red fruit. It’s attack was soft and it’s acid low and tannin light. Very drinkable. A stable wine too, lasted for 4 days! — 14 days ago

Keith, Jonathan and 1 other liked this

Couly-Dutheil

Clos de l'Olive Chinon Cabernet Franc 2015

Lyle Fass
9.3

Lovely nose. Olive as the name suggests, blackberry, herbs, tobacco and smoke. Smells like Graves. Palate is ripe, rich and balanced. Really terrific balance. Velvety and elegant tannins and lovely freshness and roundness. Young but not inaccessible. In 5 years will slay some dragons. — 11 days ago

Amr, Severn and 3 others liked this

Couly-Dutheil

Les Chanteaux Chinon Chenin Blanc 2017

Lovely white for those who want floral and herbal primary palate where the fruits are subtle and complementary. Off dry with nice honey and light hint of orange before a super fun grassy flourish of a finish and a hint of oiliness. Good mineral and body feel. Not much sweetness and med acidity. Fun and atypical. I’ll be back. — 5 days ago

"Odedi", P and 1 other liked this

Domaine Huet

Le Mont Moelleux Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2017

Pure pleasure—waves of flavor washing over your palate like the tide. Great acidity, brilliant color, sweet without being cloying. With the ubiquity of varied and spiced cuisines these days, you’d think sweet wines would be having a moment. Yet nearly every restaurant list is bone-dry until the dessert and the saddest job in wine is slinging Sauternes. May these wines stay ever unfashionable (if oddly, in coke-swilling America) so that we can continue to afford them. — 11 days ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
Amr, David and 2 others liked this

Domaine Vacheron

Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Haven't updated here for the longest time, but that's kinda how my wine journey has been in the last couple of weeks - dry af, stash running low, without any means of resupply in Kuching. Nevertheless, the tide has turned with my trips to Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Wine hour is at hand!

Did have this though during my dry spell. It was sort of nice find in this desolate land. Blistering acidity, floral, fruity - orange zest, grapefruit, finished with a light bitterness, honey, pebbly. Medium finish. A real solid Sancerre.
— 18 days ago

Tom, Amr and 14 others liked this