Touraine, Loire Valley

Clos du Tue-Boeuf

Le Buisson Pouilleux Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Wow- this is sooo opulent. Nose is honeyed with some definite botrytis, aromas of golden apple, baked apple, golden raisin, tangerine, and some buttered popcorn. Baklava, pistachio and pastry notes. All on the nose. Then the palate, it’s a pretty flawless follow-up. Enveloping, with the roundest mouth-coating acidity, dialed up to just the right level, and complemented with a touch of RS. The finish is lingering. Really, the perfect package for what this is. Age has done wonders. If anything’s wrong with it, it may be just a bit too rich for most occasions. Still this is such an impressive piece of craftsmanship.

In terms of lifespan, it seems to be in a sweet spot between primary fruit and secondary right now, with both beautifully integrated. I only wish I had another bottle in the cellar to see what this might become.
— 6 days ago

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Josh Morgenthau

Josh Morgenthau

@Chris Shultz it’s a very unique wine, especially for a Loire Sauvignon blanc! Worth getting if you can find it, and holding for a few years.
Chris Shultz

Chris Shultz

Is this the current release or does it come out more quickly?
Josh Morgenthau

Josh Morgenthau

@Chris Shultz I’ve had this in the cellar for a few years. I think the current is ‘18

M. Plouzeau

Perle Sauvage Petillant Naturel

Te
9.4

Again, some of may favorite sparkling. Liz also loved it. Had some subtle salinity and/or even smoke. Then crisp and a little fruit. Pretty great. — 4 days ago

Delaille

Domaine du Salvard Cheverny White Blend 2018

Mandi Speidel
8.9

BFF Bradley Approved! Friday Night Kicked into 2nd Gear — 6 days ago

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Josh, Paul and 4 others liked this

Domaine Courtault-Tardieux

Tradition Touraine Vendages Manuelles Sauvignon 2018

McCarthy’s does it again. This baby has lime and mineral notes with refreshing acidity. — 6 days ago

Ron, Mike and 1 other liked this
Kyle Harvey

Kyle Harvey

Touraine-maker

Domaine Bernard Baudry

Les Grézeaux Chinon Cabernet Franc 2009

Lyle Fass
9.4

Tobacco, gravel, smoke, red berry fruit, dead moist leaves, superb minerals. Superb freshness and pure deep fruit. Savory and super pure. Perfectly judged opulence. Very juicy. Great — 11 days ago

Severn, Jae and 12 others liked this

Laurent Lebled

La Sauvignonne Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Too intense on day one, really nice on day two. Pairs perfectly with a garbage salad. Mackenzie said it was a fiddle yesterday and a cello today. — 6 days ago

Foreau - Domaine du Clos Naudin

Vouvray Sec Chenin Blanc 2014

This is intense and concentrated from the pop of the cork. Hints of honey on the nose along with the strong lemon & pear notes which coat the palate. The back end of this shows off an additional peach component along with vibrant & fresh acidity. Wonderfully complex & completely delicious. — 19 days ago

Eric, Clive and 54 others liked this

Domaine Huet

Le Haut-Lieu Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2014

On the nose: lovely waxy apple, roast nuts, lanolin, a touch of tarragon. This really shines on the palate, lovely density, fantastic acidity, ripe sour apple, white pepper, meyer lemon, and a wondefully clean finish. Fantastic. — 9 days ago

Peter, Keith and 5 others liked this

Domaine Huet

Clos du Bourg Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2018

Sea shells and ocean mist, creamed peaches with nice acid in the very back of the palate. Light weight and low ABV make for a wonderful summer wine. — 3 days ago

Ryan, Sharon and 27 others liked this

Clos du Tue-Boeuf

Vin Blanc White Blend 2010

Sometimes a wine can offer thoughtful provocation and also the option to tune out - pending mood. This is the type of Blanc Vin Fe France I’d imagine the people of Touraine are proud to drink daily. Really beautiful aromas of smokey flint, seaweed, and lemon citrus grass with a sturdy backbone. It’s where the sea meets the river and if this was there was, it’d be enough. — 21 days ago

Douglas, Chris and 24 others liked this
Peter van den Besselaar

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Mouthwatering description. Damned I don’t live in Touraine 🤨
Ely Cohn

Ely Cohn

Thanks Peter - the Sauvignon Blanc there is for every day drinking but also more than every day wine. I visited a few years back. Magical.
Peter van den Besselaar

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@Ely Cohn I put this domaine on my wish list to visit, thx!