Ripe white pear and chalk on the nose. Not really sauvignon blanc at all! The palate has a thickness that I've never come across in this region, some viscosity that makes for a unique mouthfeel. Pear again and still a nice, usual acid backbone that gives some structure to the wine. A good grip and a white ripe pear finish that never ends. What an experience and what an unusual wine. Delicious — 18 days ago
This 2013 has certainly evolved but is still drinking nicely. There’s a bruised apple, oxidative quality that holds your attention without being distracting, along with ripe lemon, tangerine, and that sort of cheesy flavor (for lack of a better word) that I often get in Loire Ch. Blanc. Not bad at all. — 4 days ago
Champion's league final wine.
Strawberry, green pepper, black pepper and some mineral stuff like pencil lead. The palate is wonderful. Strong acid backbone, strawberry all along, a strong grip on the sides, firm tanins, a long peppery, fruity finish and some bitterness in the end. This is glorious. So much craft put into making sure that every part I have described is well articulated and makes sense. Like reading a good crime story — 17 days ago
We had Monmousseau’s sparkling Chenin last night, so tonight we are having one their still versions. The 2016 Clos Le Vigneau. This is a ripe, juicy take@on Chenin with bright acidity pinning it alll together. One of my favorite records from the incomparable @joannanewsom to accompany this tonight. Haunting & beautiful across 3 LP’s. — 18 days ago
Otherworldly beauty from Jessica Pratt and Pascal Janvier. This album has a haunting quality to it, but it haunts in an addictive way. The songs feel familiar, but they keep a uniqueness that sounds fresh every time I play it. If you don’t own this record, buy it. Janvier’s Silex is everything to love about Chenin. It’s crisp & approachable, yet has countless layers of aromatics & simultaneously shows a basket of fruit and an ethereal transparent weight. This is just amazing tonight. — 12 days ago
This is the beginning of Chenin Blanc & Cabernet Franc night. Our hosts are Sophie and Matt Johnson. Matt submitted this 2009 Petillant as a refined way to start the evening. Pure and sultry. I could curl up next to this gem on a regular basis. — 17 days ago