The Loire Valley has come to be a place to go for real solid Sauvignon Blanc. Touraine is a place near Sancerre which has some of the best Sauvignon Blanc in the Loire and Touraine is showing its moxie. I picked up the 2018 Domaine des Corbilliéres Touraine Sauvignon Blanc.
On the nose is very expressive fruit, lots of peach, lime, grapefruit, nectarine, white flowers, vanilla, pie crust, minerality and wet rocks.
The palate has notes of lime, peach, nectarine, grapefruit, minerality and wet river rock.
This wine is medium bodied with medium + acidity that follows with a long fresh crisp finish. The weekend is upon us, so please be safe. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂 — 7 days ago
Pretty golden color with a yellow tint.
Great nose of grapefruits, spices, carmel and white pepper.
Light-bodied and engaging.
Dry on the palate with grapefruits, spices, honey, butterscotch and caramel.
Long and tangy finish, without any bitterness. So delicious.
Complex and interesting, with a touch of a young Sauvignon Blanc taste.
Needs 30 minutes to open up properly and needs to be very chilled.
This 23 year old Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire is crisp and refreshing, but not as crisp as a young Sauvignon Blanc from this region.
I always enjoy tasting a small piece of history.
12.5% alcohol by volume.
90 points. — 17 days ago
This was actually my first time having this wine from Spottswoode. I expected it to be quite lean with ripping acidity, but was pleasantly surprised by the soft profile courtesy of small oak usage. Gorgeous limestone, grapefruit and lemon thyme aromatics. Nicely acidic and light bodied with a tart finish highlighted by crushed rock and lime juice. A modern take on Bordeaux Blanc. Thanks @Mark Flesher — 8 days ago
Good SB at a rather solid price that almost makes you feel like you're stealing it from the vineyard. The nose of this wine is lemongrass, some herb, hint of wet rock. Enters with sharp acidity, lemon rind, kiwi, limestone influence, a little bit of tropical character. Really nice hot weather poolside sipper. Considering our heat index is still near 100, these couple of bottles will serve a very nice purpose. This would go well with lemon sherbet. This is sort of a new offering for Kuhlman and so far this particular release has remained very solid. — 19 days ago
Another @David L suggestion, which has become our mainstay at home - thanks again. Unbeatable in terms of quality, and expression of the Sauvignon Blanc. Lifted and lively, but in a controlled way.
White flowers such as lilac present on the nose. Pristine, focused palate displays passion fruit, tinned peaches, and pineapple. Finishes with calcium, perfect balance and acidity. A domestic SB that is untouchable in the $35 price range.
Keto pizza in the foreground. Joint effort by wifey and I. — 15 days ago