Daily Archives: November 1, 2007

Sweet Chenin

Regis Cruchet Vouvray Moelleux 1989 The last bottle tasted back in early 07 was very complex, with great acidity – an evolved, mature wine that was not liked by the class. Tonight’s wine again had its detractors given the bottle … Continue reading

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Cab Franc – Loire Style

Domaine de Beausejour Chinon 2005 My notes from the 2004 say green and thin but OK if nothing else is available. The 2005 shows more fruit to smell but still has much that is green about it. In Sept. ’08 … Continue reading

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Bracing Wine

Domaine Les Hautes Noëlles Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu sur lie 2006 The last vintage tasted, 2004 was very clean and bursting with acidity. Again tonight with the 2006, this wine struts its acidity with a freshness of fruit to smell … Continue reading

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Perk Yourself up with an Aperitif

Byrrh Rare Assemblage nv Like drinking sweet vermouth with more flavour intensity Elevage sous bois; a blend of wines from Roussillon, 3-17 years old, This is a different bottling from the regular and each is numbered. In early November ’08 … Continue reading

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Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Domaine André Vatan, Sancerre, Les Charmes 2006 The style point has always been lean and green, offering a sense of the appellation without the over $20 price of the more concentrated offerings. Today’s wine offered riper fruit flavors that are … Continue reading

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