Château de Sancerre 2017 Wine Review

This wine review is of Château de Sancerre’s 2017 vintage from Sancerre in the Loire Valley. In the glass, the wine is a classical expression of Sancerre sauvignon blanc, with muted aromas and flavours of lemon and herbs. It is a very tight wine that has high acidity at its core. The wine is mediumContinue reading “Château de Sancerre 2017 Wine Review”

Marc Brédif Chinon 2017 Wine Review

This wine review is of Marc BrĂ©dif’s 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 BrĂ©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 “Domaine des Roches Neuves”.  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”

Chateau du Cléray Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie 2017

Muscadet sur Lie is a very particular Loire Valley style white wine from the melon de Bourgogne grape variety that is relatively inexpensive, but consistent in expression. This Muscadet has typical aromas of yeast, lees and yoghurt. The palate is dry, medium bodied and has high and zesty acidity. Ready to drink now. Rating: Good.Continue reading “Chateau du ClĂ©ray Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie 2017”

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: https://fr.sauvion.com/. Reviewed: May 2020.