Touraine, Loire Valley

Vignobles Brisebarre

Sec Vouvray 2014

Honey, lemon, green apple and white flowers on the nose. The palate is very well balanced with a big acid backbone, lemony touches on the sides, some green apple too. A nice grip but a soft touch all around. Long finish with apple and honey. Also @Marine Cerbelle 's wedding wine. It was served along scallops with leek in a coconut, coriander sauce. Such a treat! — 5 days ago

Bob, Peter and 6 others liked this

Clos Roche Blanche

No. 2 Touraine Sauvignon 2014

I don’t care what anyone says, this vintage at least, they mislabeled Chenin Blanc as Sauvignon. I’ve had it about 10 times and always come to the same conclusion. That said, it is great and I will will really miss this wine🙁 1 more btl — 5 hours ago

Olga Raffault

Chinon Cabernet Franc 2015

Very well made. Easygoing, easy drinking, no muss, no fuss. Great the 2nd and 3rd day as well. SS — 9 days ago

Shawn, Ron and 1 other liked this

Couly-Dutheil

La Baronnie Madeleine Chinon Cabernet Franc 1976

Rödbärigt som en bortglömd jordgubbsmarmelad, fast utan sötman. Multna löv, svamp, grön paprika, läder och tobak. Lätt kropp med fina tanniner. — 15 days ago

Adam, Hampus and 2 others liked this

Domaine de la Petite Mairie

Bourgueil Cabernet Franc Rose 2017

Rose’s can be hard to pinpoint but Petite Mairie’s is unmistakenly Loire Cab Franc and that’s precisely what I love about this wine. If you like the stripped down vastly undervalued Loire red wines from greats like Guibertau, Baudry, Thierry Germain, Catherine and Pierre Breton, and so on, you’ll similarly appreciate this wine.

It has that pure herbal vegetal frame - artichoke, asparagus, and sage surrounding wet gravel and light berries. The flavors include fresh tilled soil , green bell pepper, and roasted red pepper. Really terrific from the Rosenthal portfolio.
— 10 days ago

James, David and 17 others liked this

Pascal Janvier

Cuvée du Silex Jasnières Chenin Blanc 2017

This wine is so pretty with gardenia, honeydew melon beautiful fruit driven style floral passion fruit (understandable SO2 ) this is the 2017 lighter body — 10 days ago

Amr, Hermes and 2 others liked this

Champalou

Le Portail Vouvray Chenin Blanc

Really nice wet wool, honey, Spice and oak spice the oak noticeable but balanced — 10 days ago

Amr, Hermes and 2 others liked this

Catherine et Pierre Breton

Franc de Pied Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2012

Crystalline and mineral. Just a touch of that Loire blood, beet and green pepper thing with a moderate bit of cherry fruit that could be a bit riper and more prominent. With this particular bottle, I don’t get anything more complex from the FdP. Ample acidity and dusty tannins. Probably has room to age, but whether it will reward it remains to be seen. — 7 days ago

Ira, Phil and 8 others liked this

Domaine Huet

Le Haut-Lieu Franc de Pied Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2009

Curried eggplant, and whatever else remained in the fridge, over bulgar. Greater refinement and length than the regular Le Haut-Lieu. — 5 days ago

Aaron, Hermes and 22 others liked this

Le Grand-Clere (Françoise Blanchard)

White Blend 2016

JKT
9.0

Neuro reunion 10/12/18. Not a crowd favorite but I find it interesting. Orange in color and acidic and oxidized though not overly so and chewy complex profile on palate with tinge of over ripe citrus on finish. — 6 days ago