Pays Nantais, Loire Valley

Domaine de la Pépière

Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine Melon de Bourgogne 2010

S Wood
9.0

12 yrs of bottle age doing nothing. Still fresh af. — 3 days ago

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Domaine Guiberteau

Saumur Chenin Blanc 2021

First bottle of a batch that I ordered from my favourite wine merchant in France and that got delivered to my door in Poland.

An old friend that I have missed dearly. Apple, honey, waxy notes and some flowery scents too. This is multidimensional and very great. The palate shows a massive acid backbone, as expected, some stone fruits touches, a great width, a very long and fresh finish with a chalky mouthfeel almost. This is a great chenin. Oh have I missed this!
— 15 days ago

Tom, Brandon and 12 others liked this
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Thibaud Boudignon

Anjou Chenin Blanc 2020

Delectable Wine
9.1

Unlike his Savennières, the fruit for Boudignon's 2020 Anjou Blanc is purchased. The result is a pure, clean wine with delectable purity. There are delicate flavors of just-ripe pineapple, citrus, nettles and a subtle hint of vanilla. It is fermented and aged in both 500-liter barrels and oval Stockinger 'cigars'. A line of acidity pulls this wine through to a refined conclusion. It can be approached now for its fine fruit but will go on. (Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous, September 2022)
— 15 days ago

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Domaine de la Pépière

Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie Melon de Bourgogne 2019

Sharp grassy notes. Notes of pear in my palette. Smooth finish. — a month ago

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Domaine Huet

Le Haut-Lieu Demi-Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2002

Timothy Eustis
9.3

One of my older wines. 2002. Opened up a little oxidized, but weirdly that seems to have blown off. Gorgeous dark color, I wish I could tan like this wine. Honeysuckle. Melon. Great acidity. These are brilliant wines.  — 19 days ago

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And for the money, a noble wine that is a QPR! I’ve always been struck by the Zelig quality of Huet @Timothy Eustis

Domaine Huet

Le Mont Demi-Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2020

Delectable Wine
9.5

The bright acidity of Le Mont Demi-Sec really shows itself in 2020, producing a clean, racy style. There's a welcoming aspect to this wine with its 20 grams of residual sugar, but the flint in this vineyard keeps it strict and provides that taut line. It is super smart, balanced and really joyful now and will continue to provide pleasure for decades. Wait. Or don't. (Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous, September 2022)
— 15 days ago

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Champalou

Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2020

Perfect pairing with a wok-tossed lobster, noodles and sautéed pea shoots — 8 days ago

Ted, Byron and 1 other liked this

Domaine du Closel-Château des Vaults

La Jalousie Savennières Chenin Blanc 2015

Has that haunting, minty, cool toned Savennieres aroma. White jasmine and salted taffy. Cool minerals, herbal and green fruited, and resonantly mineral on the palate. Finish that is so juicy and also spicy. — 16 days ago

Severn, Andrew and 21 others liked this

Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 2009

Confrérie Des Chevaliers du Tastevin Sous-Commanderie d'Albany; 11 September 2022 at Old Inn on the Green, New Marlborough, MA — 20 days ago

Peter, Ted and 32 others liked this

Puzelat-Bonhomme

Le Telquel Cheverny Gamay

Normal, a bit silver but good.

Get it again.
— 10 days ago