working overtime, i guess to drink this wine in pajamas? as the 24 year old kitten at my work says "you're just filling the void" - i'd fill it with this again. — 3 days ago
A cuvee that does not see these shores often. Nose is terrific. Not in an oxidized style at all. Tight, focused and mineral. Some Meyer lemon as well. Very nice. Honey. Flowers. Very Chenin. But a bit closed. Also very mineral. Dense, complex, juicy and explosive. Young and needs a 2-3 hour decant and likely 5-6 years of age. Incredibly long finish. Brilliant balance. Stunning intensity and length. — 7 hours ago
Fresh, herbal, mineral-driven Anjou Chenin Blanc from a 1 ha parcel just over the river from Savennieres. Vine roots were planted into the fissures of a volcanic rock, no top soil. A very lean, racy and exotic character to this wine that is pure expression of the soil. Pithy, lime-accented with a sense of delicacy and searing acidity on the finish. Extremely low ph even by Loire standards, this is a killer food wine with a shimmering brightness and distinct personality. — 11 hours ago
Gorgeous, rich bouquet of fruitpunch, spice, herbs, honey and a dash of a petrol. Apricot, peach, candied citrus, hints of almondpaste, honey and wool in the palate.
Concentrated and creamy mouthfeel. This is very well balanced and complete. Drinking at peak.
And @ under 20€, a real QPR-winner. — 7 days ago
This is a journey in a glass. Pure golden color with great reflection. Massive floral aromatics with honey and apricots, hints of petrol (botrytis perhaps) and ripe mango. Soft, sweet tropical fruit on the entry drying out on the mid palate with a slightly bruised golden apple character, offering a rounded mouthfeel (sur lie aging). Subtle minerality on the finish, brings an herbal tea component in wonderful contrast to the almost pillowy texture on the mid palate. Med + body, high acidity, moderate alcohol, extremely versatile and food friendly. Technical notes notwithstanding, this is a Chenin Blanc of such remarkable complexity, finesse, power and balance; the sheer range and magnitude of flavors and aromas make it nearly impossible to describe. Pure, classic, regal. Simply lovely. — 3 days ago