Loire Valley, France

Domaine Bernard Baudry

Le Clos Guillot Chinon Cabernet Franc 2009

Nose of dried violet, fire roasted green bell pepper, earth, cherry, iron.

Raspberry, cherry, cranberry, and earth. Still great acidity with dusty, slightly astringent tannin. Love that lingering cranberry bitterness on the finish.

Wonderful stuff with all the classic Loire cab franc notes you know and love. Still a lot of structure there 10 years out. Could go longer to soften out and evolve.
— 2 days ago

Brooks DampmanScott Wren
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Domaine Gigou

La Bulle Sarthoise Méthode Traditionelle Demi-Sec Pineau d'Aunis Rosé 2009

This is not the rosé! Hopefully that gets corrected shortly. How much love I have for red bubbles. My goth heart jetés. This is all dried herb drawer and dried jam jar. Like seriously the scent of an empty black currant jam jar. There is a hint of sour dairy beguiling me behind. Labeled as demi sec but feels quite dry to me. The tannins have a friendly grip like the soft side of a Velcro enclosure. — 17 hours ago

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Vasanth Balakrishnan

Vasanth Balakrishnan

Your last sentence was a brilliant simile to describe the tannins.

Domaine la Bohème

Patrick Bouju Gamay 2015

Robe rubis clair
Nez fraise écrasée rose volatil importante
Bouche acidité et gourmandise raisin infusé délicat milieu set fin de bouche très léger finale acidulée
— a day ago

Charles Joguet

Les Varennes du Grand Clos Chinon Cabernet Franc 2012

30+ minute decant. Dark red color. French terroir, bell pepper, and green elements on the nose. Wine has close to zero fruit, but an abundance of spice and vegetable flavors. Medium finish. Awesome QPR. — 2 days ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
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Sophie and Thierry Chardon

Les Chardons Touraine Gamay 2018

A beautiful deep red wine. It opens with notes of red fruit: strawberry, raspberry, cherry. The attack is supple and beautiful freshness, the fruit is ripe on a beautiful intensity. supple and peppery finish.A fruity, crunchy wine. somewhere between Loire and Beaujolais — 2 hours ago

François Pinon

Cuvée Tradition Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2006

Very pretty Vouvray from the cellar. Not massive and probably a little past its prime but still drinking really nicely... high tone perfume, honeyed, confectionary and granitic. A bit oxidized but this marries nicely with the bit of residual sugar, the silky texture and firm acidity of the Loire Chennin. — 14 days ago

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Nicolas Joly

Clos de la Bergerie Savennières Roche aux Moines Chenin Blanc 2014

Holy Joly! A gorgeous, glossy golden hue that’s slightly cloudy in the natural, Joly way. A beautiful perfume of orange citrus and honeysuckle. Wild but not funky. Not even sure of that makes sense but I think you would get it once you smell it. On the palate it’s marmalade and heavily bruised apple...reminds me a lot of the 2013 I had earlier this year...but more powerful. The snappy acidity gives it a long, long finish. I adore these wines. — 8 days ago

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Valerie Forgues



Simple and extremely easy to drink. Very enjoyable with shrimp ceviche. — 3 days ago

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G. Huet

Le Mont Vouvray Chenin Blanc 1969

Amazing 50 year bottle bought to celebrate parents golden wedding anniversary. Still bright golden in colour, complex (yeasty?) aroma that is difficult to pin point. Great tension on the palate, racy and nervy, with quite high acidity which surprised me for a Demi-sec. A real experience. — 11 days ago

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Roland Tissier

Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2018

🙈 tasting 3rd wine
at wset level 2 course (3rd meeting)

pale 🍋👀

green fruit, apple, citrus, some fresh herbs and hints of tropics.

high acidity.
medium body.

citrus and green fruit 👄

long and pleasent 🎯

i was guessing a typical french sauvingon or a deceptional new world chardonnay.

wasn't complex enough but to my liking.
— 7 days ago

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