Daily Archives: September 3, 2008

Running after Chinon

Domaine de la Chanteleuserie, Bourgueil Cuvée Alouettes 2006 The previous vintage of the Cuvee Beauvais showed the characteristic green of Cab Franc from the area with enough fruit to back it up. This wine is a bit reductive and tarry … Continue reading

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Dry wines on the big river

Francis Blanchet, Pouilly-Fume, Cuvee Silice 2006 Corked, so who will ever know what to think about this wine.This is all stainless Sauvignon produced across the river from Sancerre. Silice is sourced from an old vine parcel, laden with silex, just … Continue reading

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Back in time

Regis Cruchet, Vouvray, Demi-Sec 1996 Then nose is quite evolved where there is a sense of varnish and nuttiness and a little lingering fruit. In the mouth though, there’s tropical fruit and lime with just enough residual sugar to pair … Continue reading

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Perennial favorite

Domaine Le Peu de la Moriette (Domaine Pichot), Vouvray 2007 This wine embodies the sweet and tart character that Chenin can show so well when there’s a bit of residual sugar. Unfortunately our latest bottle in May of ’09 is … Continue reading

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Let’s not forget the apples

We taste lots of great wines in the many classes but we musn’t overlook some other of the other beverages that delight the world. Eric Bordelet, Sidre, Brut Tendre 2006 Yes there is the smell and taste of apples in … Continue reading

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