Starting with the pretty salmon- orange robe, this is showing its few years spent resting in the cellar nicely. A floral, high tone perfume of orange peel, rose and peony waft from the glass. Palate continues with fruity and savory notes along with superb minerals that create a great, satisfying arc. There’s a complexity and depth of flavor all the way through the long finish that shows just how beautifully Sancerre rosé can age. — 3 days ago
NV. Darn, this is an excellent Cremant. Hand harvested. Sorting of grapes. There are four varieties in this wine: Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Smell with sour apples, a yeast impression and minerals. Vibrant taste. Really very good. — 17 days ago
Vintage 2017 | AOC Touraine Chenonceaux | 20% Cabernet Franc 80% Cot | Cuvée Antéa | refined cherries in smell, an impression of roses, taste with character - off course, it is Cot! - and power, more a dinnerwine than to drink on its one. That being said, the wine has the swallow reflex. It drinks surprisingly fast. Paired with Anjou pigeon and turnip greens stew. — 4 days ago
Green fruit esthers, quince, pear, chalky minerals, on the nose. Lots of pretty green and yellow fruit on the open knit palate, with pleasant bit of contrasting bitterness and sweetness on the finish, and enough acid to carry the bubbles. This is great, planning to hold a few bottles for 5-10 years.
Incidentally, handily beat the Lassaigne side by side, at a third the price. — 8 days ago
Super greedy wine, nature, fresh... the primary notes are to be honoured respecting the franc cabernet in a concentrated black fruit version, deliciously crispy floral notes, and herbaceous tip. Glou-glou
Super vin gourmand, nature, frais... les notes primaires sont à l’honneur respectant le cabernet franc dans une version plutôt fruits noirs délicieusement croquants notes florales et pointe herbacée. Glou-glou — 23 days ago
Stellar. A touch of that pretty Chinon violet flower and manure funk. St. Emilion-like concentration but this isn’t inky or extracted in the least. Luxurious, satin-like texture and tannins, with a subtly sweet finish. Feels a bit higher alcohol and less acid than some of the more classic Chinon vintages, but on the basis of the massive concentration and nascent complexity this will develop very well. Young but already approachable. — 8 days ago