Comparing a couple 2011 Loire Cab Francs this weekend. Was lucky to grab a half case of back-vintage Thierry Germain from Kermit a year or two ago. These wines (whites and reds) have without fail all been very very reserved, closed, and speaking very quietly. This started off quite mute but after an hour or two in the decanter started to call out with some very pretty notes of star anise, Chinese five spice, mint, fennel, and really lovey berry notes. Elegant and expressive once it opens up. These wines need TIME and then they need AIR. I’ve got a couple more reds that I’ll probably forget about for a few years. Enjoyed with NY Strip and thyme-roasted root veggies. — a day ago
And for my 300th delectable post, this delicious 1999 savennieres with homemade butternut squash spaetzle.
So rich and textured, very little oxidation, it’s almost perplexing how it could be so old. Mouthcoating... plenty of honeycomb and some green apple and seashell. Continuing to evolve. Perfect pairing so far. Cheers! — a day ago
Comparing a couple 2011 Loire Cab Francs this weekend. This offering, brought home from Paris in December, is incredibly lively and bright for a 9 year old wine. Bright and juicy with tons of varietal fruit character. Great acid. Sub €30 I think and is something I wish I had a case of. Perfect every day drinker (amazing to say that about a 2011) - not incredibly complex but incredibly delicious. Enjoyed standing around the kitchen waiting for homemade pizza to come out of the oven (margarita and sausage/mushroom pies). — 2 days ago
Savennieres is one of my favorite white wines as it offers a lot to explore!
I am getting bruised pear, sour apples, lemon, mango, ginger, minerals, herbs, minerals, a touch of honey and lanolin.
I possibly opened this a little to soon as it is missing characteristics of cheese rind and wooliness that I really like in a well aged Savennieres!
Delightful wine for a Sunday evening even if it is snowing in Davenport, IA. — 8 days ago
Really a nice Cabernet franc from Saumur Champigny. Not quite as green peppery as I expected, and certainly no overly fruity or simple bistro wine (not that there’s anything wrong with those). Deep red in the glass, very well balanced with good earthy red fruit and a nice finish with good acid. Perfect with aggressively seasoned chicken. — a day ago
Cabernet sauvignon de Loire. Donc de France
Nez thym laurier crème de cassis sauce soja
Bouche généreuse crémeuse mais dense finale gourmande
Finale sur la mûre écrasée avec cette note rustique mais noble
Très très beau vin nature et equilibre
Que les soit disant vignerons natures prennent de la graine et apprennent ce que nature veut dire
N est ce pas mr Bouju, mme Dumora et tant d autres .... restez humble et faites des vins stables
Curieusement ma cave est la Même pour toutes les bouteilles mais les votres finissent souvent à l évier — 2 days ago