Marc Brédif Chinon 2017 Wine Review

This wine review is of Marc Br√©dif‚Äôs 2017 Chinon from the Loire Valley. ¬†If you enjoy Loire Valley cabernet franc, you can contrast it to recent wine reviews here of a Saumur from the same 2017 vintage and a Saumur-Champigny from the warmer 2018 vintage. The Chinon style here is similar to the Saumur wine,Continue reading “Marc Br√©dif Chinon 2017 Wine Review”

Thierry Germain Saumur Champigny 2018 Wine Review

This wine review is of a high quality Saumur Champigny cabernet franc from Thierry Germain and the 2018 vintage.¬† Various expressions of cabernet franc are produced by Thierry and this is the ‚ÄúDomaine des Roches Neuves‚ÄĚ.¬† The first thing to note is the deep purple colour of the wine in the glass, confirming the 2018Continue reading “Thierry Germain Saumur Champigny 2018 Wine Review”

Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard 2016

I rather sensed that this producer and vineyard were headed towards producing a fine wine. This wine has seen considerable attention to detail and is outstanding. A blend of 68% cabernet sauvignon, 16% shiraz and 16% cabernet franc, it is from the Cray√®res vineyard in the Wrattonbully region on the South Australian/Victorian border. In termsContinue reading “Terre √† Terre Cray√®res Vineyard 2016”

Sauvion Les Roches Cachées Chinon 2016

This wine is textbook Chinon from the Loire Valley.  It has aromas of crisp red raspberries and strawberry, a medium body and a dry, high acid finish with a twist of tobacco.  A fresh and enjoyable style that is ready to drink now.  Rating: Good.  Price: $29. Abv: 12.5. Website: Reviewed: May 2020.

Covert Farms Family Estate The Bluff 2016

This is an excellent wine from Covert Farms in the Okanagan Valley in Canada. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and petit verdot and from the 2016 vintage, its style is reminiscent of a left bank cru bourgeois Bordeaux from a ripe vintage. In the glass, there are earthy, blackcurrant aromatics. The palate hasContinue reading “Covert Farms Family Estate The Bluff 2016”