Touraine, Loire Valley

Domaine Michaud

Cuvée Ad Vitam Touraine Vieilles Vignes Red Blend 2009

Vintage 2009 | Blend from 50% Cot and 50% Cabernet Franc. This wine must be misunderstood by many in the ten years before. When you pop and pour it is harsh and stubborn! Even now it needs an overnight in the decanter to show it’s beauty and velvety structure. Nice red summer fruit. Paired with pork. — 5 days ago

Peter, Severn and 11 others liked this

Domaine Bernard Baudry

Le Clos Guillot Chinon Cabernet Franc 2005

Trouve au vin fond de la cave …
Nez tabac fruit noir cuir et léger poivron
Bouche ultra large suave avec une matière incroyable
Finale fraîche et irradiante aux tanins veloutés
Ultra classe a faire pâlir certains bordeaux👍👍
— 12 days ago

Anthony, Serge and 1 other liked this

François Chidaine

Les Bournais Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2018

Alex Lallos
9.3

These wines are so damn good. Age worthy and intriguing. Mineral but rich. Love it. The price is ridiculously low for these gems — 6 days ago

Andrew, Jonathan and 4 others liked this

Domaine Huet

Le Mont Demi-Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2007

Tonight it was time to open my 2007 Domaine Huet Le Mont Demi-Sec Vouvray.

On the nose there is peach, apricot, persimmon, baked apple, lime, honeydew melon, jasmine and brioche.

On the palate we have wonderful notes of peach, honeysuckle, honeycomb, ripe yellow apple, lime, ginger and minerals.

This wine is medium bodied with a viscous mouthcoating mouthfeel and with this age still has mouthwatering medium + acidity that moves smoothly into a medium+ to long peach lemon mineral finish. What a treat. I thought this may be past its prime but no it is still wonderful. Just goes to show you the Loire Chenin Blanc age gracefully. Happy hump day and enjoy the end of the week. Stay safe and continued health. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂
— 8 days ago

Dawn, Sharon and 24 others liked this
Sharon B

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@Daniel P. Drake cheers! Sounds very nice!
Daniel P. Drake

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@Sharon B it is nice. At its age the acidity is still crisp, the tastes are evolving with age and complexity is good. Cheers to you too.

Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 2004

Benchmark wine. Delicious and integrated crunchy green fruit mellowing out with time. Dangerously easy to sip. — 5 days ago

Ely, Andrew and 3 others liked this

Domaine de Bellivière (Eric Nicolas)

Calligramme Jasnières Chenin Blanc 2010

Robe or
Nez fruit jaune épicé et frais
Bouche ou le s sucres fond et avec des notes paillées et miellées
Finit sec
— 9 days ago

Andrew, Serge and 2 others liked this
Serge Mismetti

Serge Mismetti

Quel millésime ?
Grand producteur que j’ai laissé tombé je ne sais pas trop pourquoi ….
Fredybeans

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2010
J ai laissé tombé à une époque car jeune les vins du domaine m ennuyaient puis en dégustant des millésimes plus vieux les sucres résiduels s apaisent et cela me plaît plus
Assez proche d un vieux demi sec de foreau

Monmousseau

Cuvée J.M. Touraine Brut Rosé Blend

Shockingly good rose bubbles! This is 70/30 Cab Franc/Gamay, and the Cab Franc really shines. Deep rosy copper color with expressive notes of strawberry, peach, rosemary, creme brûlée, and warm bread. Served with a cheese plate and fruit. Drinks way better than it should for $20. — 12 days ago

Severn, Peter and 8 others liked this

Domaine Sylvain Gaudron

Vouvray Demi-Sec Chenin Blanc

Vintage 2011 | Friday holiday diner with brother and sister in law. Sausages, pâtés and charcuterie. This unpretentious demi sec Chenin Blanc with ten bottle years gave much joy and paired perfect. — 5 days ago

romo, Peter and 12 others liked this

Château de Coulaine

Chinon Cabernet Franc 2018

Nice, juicy Loire wine, on the fruit. Magnum format ideal for parties between friends.

Joli vin de Loire juteux, sur le fruit. Format Magnum idéal pour les soirées entre potes.
— 11 days ago

Romain, Severn and 23 others liked this

Clos du Tue-Boeuf

La Butte Touraine Gamay

Consistently great winery. La Butte is delicious and easy going expression of Gamay. Bouquet full of strawberry, spices and wet wood. Well balanced, fresh with soft tannins. — 5 days ago