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Claude Lafond

L'Essentiel Reuilly Pinot Noir 2014

Vintage 2014 / Remarkable #pinotnoir from the #Loire area. Raspberry in an open and seductive smell. Frivolous taste with elegance. The wine ripened in new barrels, well integrated in the wine. This wine can stand proudly next to Burgundy. — 2 months ago

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Château Les Fromenteaux

Sur Lie Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Melon de Bourgogne 2016

Superb 2016. Mica-schist & gneiss; vines average 40 years. Creamy, leesy; continued to open over three days. A great lesson in the superior quality of hand-harvested fruit. #muscadet #luneau #fromenteaux #loire — 8 months ago

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Domaine de la Villaudière (Jean-Marie Reverdy)

Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Gorgeous complexity interwoven with abundant floral notes and firm acidity! #sancerre #sauvignonblanc #vindefrance #frenchwine #loirevalley #loire — 9 months ago

Domaine des Huards (Michel Gendrier)

Cour-Cheverny Romorantin 2015

A touch of reduction that smells like Riesling petrol. Waxy fruits, toasted nuts. Massive acids and structure, but only 13% alc. A serious kind of fun wine. #romorantin #courcheverny #loire — 3 months ago

Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

La Marginale Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2008

An old friend who aged faster than me. Stubbornly closed aromatically with the faintest dark fruit, spearmint, and tobacco peeking through. Bright cranberry and black cherry hit up-front with a hint of earthy leather and tobacco on the thin but lingeringly tangy finish. Dregs show the fruit density and green peppercorn that this wine once had. A few years past prime, but still pleasant and a nice pair for a beef tenderloin. #saumur #cabernetfranc #loire — 9 months ago

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Vignoble Poiron-Dabin

Seduction Vin de Pays du Val de Loire Pinot Gris 2017

Vintage 2017 / My brother in law brought this wine in France from the #loire and said: try this. I opened it for Sunday lunch with ripe Guadeloupe melon with ham. It surprised me, #pinotgris is seldom seen in the Loire area. It has a shy spicy smell and an beautiful balance in taste with refined sweetness. Awesome effort of the producer. — 3 months ago

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Yannick Amirault

Le Grand Clos Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2010

Vintage 2010 - there are multiple reasons why I love #bourgueil let me explain. When I just discovered wine as a real passion - at the age of 18 - I adored the raspberry smell no other wine offered so generous. I like the name: Bourgueil is by far the most beautiful AOC name. My wife and I fell in love with the great dishes of Madame Debacker and the #Loire region on our honeymoon. This #cabernetfranc is deep black in the glass. It has character. Even at this age the wine shows a bit harshness, and an austerity that is found in Bordeaux often. But the raspberry and cherry smell reminds me of Cru de Beaujolais. It has also flint and mineral expression in smell, hints of leather, tobacco, clove. On the tongue it has a velvety structure. Bourgueil can be complex and frivolous at the same time. / Partnered it with Bavette from bbq and cauliflower mousse. — 8 months ago

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Daniel P. Drake

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Nice Peter. I also love the Loire Cabernet Fanc and Bougueil has some very nice expressions.
Severn Goodwin

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Nice notes and memories, I may just have to pull a cork out of a Bourgueil this evening.

Domaine du Clos Pichard

St Nicolas-de-Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2016

Vintage 2016 - served from the fridge. #cabernetfranc with nice raspberries in smell and taste. Served with #leidencheese frivolous wine from good year that gives a lot of pleasure #saintnicolasdebourgueil #loire — 10 months ago

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