Daily Archives: November 5, 2008

Clos Rougeard Saumur Champigny 2004

Clos Rougeard, Saumur Champigny 2004 There’s complexity here in the nose, a combination of sweet oak, smokiness, chocolate and a little bit of volatility. The sweet flavors follow suit in the mouth with a heavy dose of brett and a … Continue reading

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Catherine & Pierre Breton Chinon Beaumont 2005

Catherine & Pierre Breton, Chinon, Beaumont 2005 The smells of sweet berry fruit with crush leaves and green herbs. In the mouth the wine is chewy and lightly but appropriately green with tart fruit flavors. The vines for the Beaumont … Continue reading

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Didier Dagueneau Pur Sang 2004

Domaine Didier Dagueneau, Pouilly-Fume, Pur Sang 2004 In this wine there is the smell of cat pee and minerality. The mouth is very concentrated and long, with ripe citrus flavors like orange and tangerine. This Sauvignon is barrel fermented. Produced … Continue reading

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Baumard Clos du Papillon 2004

Domaine des Baumard, Savennières, Clos du Papillon 2004 This nose lights up with minerality and matchstick as the sulfur works it way into the air. There’s lanolin and a hint of green as well. The nose is full-on, intense acidity … Continue reading

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Frank Millet Sancerre 2007

Domaine Frank Millet, Sancerre 2007 Citrus and grassiness come to the top of the glass. In the mouth, there’s a real sense of grapefruit, with its acidity and an appropriate touch of bitterness. This has been a perennial value from … Continue reading

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Louvetrie Muscadet Sevre et Maine Hermine d’Or 2007

Domaine de la Louvetrie, Muscadet Sevre et Maine, Sur Lie, Hermine d’Or 2007 Tart and a bit like biting into the skin of a lime with the full fruit intensity of the lime as well. Yes, there’s the acidity you … Continue reading

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