Touraine, Loire Valley

Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 2016

Nose is dark red fruit with blackberry, blueberry, and cooked strawberry. Palate is dark cherry, cooked strawberry, ripe blackberry, rhubarb, ripe fig, caramel, cola, oak, cedar, mushroom, green pepper, cinnamon, and truffles. Medium tannins, high acid, medium alcohol, and long finish. An outstanding Chinon. — 12 days ago

Susan Cahoon
with Susan
Eric, Ira and 6 others liked this

Domaine Huet

Le Haut-Lieu Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc

The prettiest of a great lineup. Much more Mosel than Vouvray, leads with intense, ripe white peach and nectarine, fragrant apple, subtle florals. The exuberance of fruit never exceeds into Voigner-like cocktail but it’s kept in check by the mineral backbone in the nose. The palate has a perfect touch of rd to underline the fruity character and abundant minerality and acidity promising even better times to come with age — a month ago


Le Telquel Cheverny Gamay

Nice we say red — a month ago

Joshua Mellen
with Joshua
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Domaine Bernard Baudry

Les Grézeaux Chinon Cabernet Franc 2019

Herbal, tomato leaf, blackberry, slight bell pepper, med body, fine tannin 👍 — a day ago

Jeroen, Ely and 3 others liked this

Domaine Huet

Clos du Bourg Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2017

Need I repeat myself? always a delight. — a month ago

Dan liked this

Domaine Huet

Le Haut-Lieu Demi-Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc

Tasted between its sec and molleaux companions it loses steam, neither here nor there but still quite fine on its own — a month ago


Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2021

Straw with green edges - brilliant.
Green apple, lime zest, petrol?, flint? On nose.
Ripping acid with long finish. Fat please! Great value!
— a month ago

Tom, Severn and 6 others liked this

Foreau - Domaine du Clos Naudin

Vouvray Sec Chenin Blanc 2014

Baked apple and quince, honey, wax, and herbs. Textured, concentrated, and lively. The complete package 🎁 — 18 days ago

Byron, Jay and 12 others liked this

Domaine Huet

Le Haut-Lieu Moelleux Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2020

What an experience!! Nose is relatively shy, hard to tell it’s got 50+ g/l sugar, displaying fine but not exhuberant stonefruit, bruised apple. It is the power of the surprises, with even more structure and austerity. than its dry counterpart, fully enveloping  the luscious core achieving perfect balance. It’s very much not a dessert wine, it just has the balance the grape is asking for. Can’t add more notes, gotta save it and try with ages cheese :-) — a month ago

Catherine et Pierre Breton

Les Perrières Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 1994

No formal notes. Gastronomic, a little tired. — a month ago

Alsu ShakirovaGeoff Franz
with Alsu and Geoff
Peter, Romain and 11 others liked this