White gold to light straw. Faintest sweet propane note shows grapefruit peel and green apple, flinty and broken rocks, lemon oils, lime pith and cold fat. Rich lemon juiciness with zest of lime, salted lemon, white grapefruit. Citrus rich fruitiness booms, but finish of chalky and dry grapefruit pith brings a refreshing salivation, instantly and stunningly impressive.
#domainebaillyreverdy #domainebaillyereverdysancerre #sancerre #lamercydieu #baillyreverdylamercydieu #desvinsdusancerrois #vigneronrecoltant #vinblanc #loire #loirewine — a year ago
Vintage 2010 / I drank this wine for the first time in Auberge du Bon Laboureur in Chenonceaux and was so surprised I decided to drive to the domaine next day. Visited it once more with winefriends afterwards. Frédéric Brochet is doing great work in a part of France, the #Vienne, that is not known for its wines. This 2010 from Cabernet is developing excellent. Harmonious, red bell pepper. Went very well with Cantonese beef and paksoi. A real gem for the cellar with good perspective. #loirewine — 4 years ago
Domaine Christian Charbonnier a Crouzilles / vintage 2005 from magnum / #chinon that aged wonderfull, typical #cabernetfranc harshness that has softened., a nose with flint expressiveness, milkchocolate. Smooth taste without tannins. Fine wine. True to type. #loirewine — 4 years ago
Confiture, confit, deep, comfort, warm.
Very yummy, excellent value for likers of orange wines aka white wines macerated on their skin.
Yet another take on the Chenin grape that keeps pleasing me.
#chenincheninchenin #chenin #orangewine #amberwine #maceration #loirewine #loirecheninblanc #realwin — 2 years ago
Vintage 2012 / very rich for a Muscadet, probably because it is made from ‘vignes centenaires’ (old vines, more than 100 years old). The smell is a mix of minerality and quince. Soft attack, fine acidity with citrus impression. Perfect balance. It is a shame that #muscadet is underrated. Beautiful #loirewine for hot days. #melondebourgogne — 4 years ago
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 — 3 years ago
Vintage 2013 / #muscadetsevreetmaine with #elevéenfûtdechêne barrel ripening. I got more impressed by the wine during dinner. Pear and melon in smell, vannilla in taste. Vibrant wine, nice as aperitive and went well with Dim Sum. Excellent with courgette/tomato from the oven and chicken. Good with the camembert afterwards. Good effort. #loirewine — 4 years ago
Vintage 2012 - a bit difficult, this wine. Yes it has #pinotnoir characteristics, but also very severe. This #vienne IGT gives a Bordeaux association. Really... Does not become more friendly with age. Or I have to wait longer. #loirewine second day: better bouquet with nice mocca tones, taste still the same — 4 years ago