Touraine, Loire Valley

Clos du Tue-Boeuf

Vin Blanc White Blend 2017

Tropical and nutty!! Pretty delish. Very easy drinking. My dad enjoyed it and found it refreshing. For context, he’s a big Barolo fan so for him to like this was notable. — 19 hours ago

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Domaine Huet

Le Mont Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2007

Shay A
9.1

This is likely JUST entering a peak drinking window, and still on the upward trajectory. Killer aromatics of lemon meringue, crushed rock, and something reminiscent of a grilled lemon/citrus fruit. Acidity is still gripping, though not overpowering, with a slightly sweeter back palate and finish. Reminds me of a candied lemon drop with poached pear and ginger. — 15 days ago

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David T

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@Michael Meyer I am not sure what about our conversation pressed your button to send such a comment. To quote my words, I said, “12 years and older.” as Shay is posting an 07. There is no doubt that these wines can last 50 years and longer in the great vintages properly stored. If you want to hold yours 50 years please do. Following wine consumption static’s, most wine purchased through a a grocery store is consumed in the same week. Most wines bought from a retail store or winery direct are consumed in the first two years. Those are just the statistics. Much of the same plays out similarly following Delectable postings. I would choose to hold this producer 15-25 years and longer as I have proper storage, not everyone does. So, I concur with Shay, people are going to enjoy and open their wines when they choose. When they do doesn’t affect my life in the least. Cheers! 🥂
Mark Flesher

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Dang, I guess I'm really glad I did not contribute to this right after it was posted. Honestly, compared to a younger vintage as I have had these from 2010 onward, this one was pretty boring. That did improve with about 30 minutes of air, but it still did not appeal to me as much as these wines in their youth. If it is a 50-year wine, let it be. But it won't be in my cellar for that long. I think I am more of a fan of infanticide with this particular wine. That is just my opinion, as is the opinion of Shay.
9.1
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@Mark Flesher Perhaps, your palate doesn’t embrace old world Chenin at this age? These wines from the right producer (this is one) in the right vintage, will age that long and they are incredible with that much age. Maybe, one day someone will open one for you that old and with tilt your palate upside down. Stay open to the idea until you try one that old. Cheers! 🥂🍷

Domaine de Vigneau-Chevreau

Cuvée Silex Vouvray Sec Chenin Blanc 2011

Saturday night and I have opened the 2011 Domaine Vigneau-Chevreau Vouvray Chenin Blanc.

On the nose there are notes of honeysuckle, chamomile, saffron, sake, marzipan, honeydew melon and brioche.

On the palate there is quince, hints of lemon, marzipan and honey.

This wine is in the stage of change becoming more aperitif like. The wine is medium bodied with medium + acidity that leads into a lightly salted honey finish.ets have a great weekend and please stay safe. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂
— 7 days ago

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Julien Pineau

Roche Blanche Touraine Sauvignon

From magnum at my sister’s wedding; managed to sneak it in, balanced and straight up deliciousness that newcomers will appreciate and heads will go nuts for, big love little sis! ❤️ — 5 days ago

Etienne de Bonnaventure

Château de Coulaine Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 2014

Friendly tannins, light spices to complement to understated red fruit. Easy drinking but needs some air for the flavors to express themselves. — 13 days ago

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Domaine Huet

Le Mont Moelleux Vouvray Chenin Blanc 1959

Stunning mature with layers of dried fruits minerals and good acidity . This one will live another 20+ years awesome juice . — 13 days ago

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Charles Joguet

Chinon Cabernet Franc Rosé 2015

Shay A
9.1

Monthly WTF wine group night. Our theme was American oak vs French oak. All wines tasted blind. We started off with two bottles of bubbly and finished with two non-themed reds.

One of the most unique, and enjoyable, rosés I’ve had in a while. More orange than pink in the glass. As expected, herbal and musty aromatics with underripe nectarine and black cherry skin. Soft and round on the palate with additional note of tart rhubarb. Complex. Thanks
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Puzelat-Bonhomme

La Tesnière Touraine Pineau d'Aunis

I love Pineau d’Aunis, and this is one of my favorites. I’ve had the 2013, 2015, and now 2018 vintages. All terrific. This one went well with pasta with anchovies, garlic, capers, and kale. — 6 days ago

Caves des Producteurs Montlouis

Crémant de Loire Chenin Blanc Blend 2019

NV / 80% chenin blanc 15% chardonnay 5% cabernet franc slightly lemon and pear in smell, very vibrant taste, excellent p/q (bought in France) / Paired with fresh figs and serrano ham as start of Saturday meal — 14 days ago

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Puzelat-Bonhomme

Touraine Sauvignon

Yaaaaa. This tastes like sunshine. Clean, bright, touch of canteloupe, would drink. In fact: did drink. — 20 hours ago