Touraine, Loire Valley

Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 2016

Riper & more dimensional than previous ‘ young’ vintages I’ve had from Raffault, & no cork taint obviously. A note to self that these can be delicious & reasonably priced when bought upon release. Plenty of bright red fruit, a brambly rose petal layer in secondary notes, & enough snap crackle pop in its low tannin body to keep it delicious. I didn’t go deep with Baudry but I did with Raffault despite its rep for faulty wines as they age- but I am excited by the promise here. May my ‘07s age gracefully… — 15 days ago

Owen Mazon
with Owen
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Domaine de la Pépière

Clos des Briords Cuvée Vieilles Vignes Muscadet Sèvre & Maine Sur Lie Melon de Bourgogne 2020

It can be the sunlit Saturday but this is totally singing today. Racy lemons, crushed oyster, some hay and a mouthcoating mineral finish. Can drink this all summer long. — 3 days ago

Chris, Jan and 7 others liked this

Domaine Huet

Le Haut-Lieu Moelleux Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2018

Rich and full bodied, though a touch sweeter than expected. Paired beautifully with grilled sweetbreads, white asparagus, morels and pea purée. — 12 days ago

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Le Telquel Cheverny Gamay

Nice light easy drinker — 11 days ago

Domaine Huet

Le Mont Demi-Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2020

You get the DEMI on the finish. Lacks acid from previous vintages. — a month ago

Severn, Juan and 14 others liked this

Alphonse Mellot

La Moussière Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2022

The rare Sancerre that I like. This had terrific minerality. None of the cat pee that most Sauvignon Blancs have. — 15 days ago

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Billy L.

Billy L.

Great Estate these are 40+ year old vines at the entry level. You have good taste! Cheers

Catherine et Pierre Breton

Les Perrières Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 1996

To pair with duck. In a great spot. — 4 days ago

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Domaine Huet

Le Haut-Lieu Demi-Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2020

Dense and creamy showing weight and concentration. Candied lemon peel, ripe honey-crisp apples, with hints of butterscotch and chalky. Off-dry in style, with apple cider and honey note on the tongue. Lingering finish with pretty acidity. A classic example from a classic producer. 94 — 23 days ago

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Edmond Vatan

Clos La Néore Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Bought a case of these on release for like (I think) $80 a bottle or so, opened a couple a few years later and was disappointed. I was told, “just wait.” And holy sh*t! Was that good advice. This blew my mind. If all Sauv Blancs/ sancerres tasted like this I’d have a new vice. Minerality out the wazoo, with perfectly balanced peach, grapefruit rind & melon notes…never cloying. Crisp, harmonious., unctuous. Downright delicious. Now I understand the current crazy prices. A one of a kind wine! — 3 days ago

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