Lean aromatic spot of light, clean, almost frosted lemon, lime juice, lime pith, and gooseberry aromas. Chalky. With zippy, bright lemon zest, nectarine, dried starfruit, green-white underripe blackberries, black currant leaf, and grapefruit pith. Amazing Sancerre with buoyancy and ethereal grace.
#Sancerre #chavignol #domainedelaporte #sauvignonblanc #blanc #loire #loirewine #loirevalley #loireblanc #frenchwhitewine #wine #whitewine #sb — 2 months ago
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 — 2 years ago
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. — 2 years ago
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. — 2 years ago