Chinon Cuvée Prestige “le Villy”, Domaine du Raifault, 1989
Chinon Cuvée Prestige “le Villy”, Domaine du Raifault, 1989
Chinon Cuvée Prestige “le Villy”, Domaine du Raifault, 1989

Fully mature and still full of life, this parcel shows why Chinon is so special. Dried red fruits, tobacco leaf and mushroom combine with mouthwatering ferrous acidity and lacy tannins to make a wine that’s nearly irresistible.

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Domaine de Villargeau – Sauvignon, 2018
Domaine de Villargeau – Sauvignon, 2018
Domaine de Villargeau – Sauvignon, 2018

Classically styled Loire Sauvignon from a little known region not far from Pouilly-Fumé. Dry and racy with vibrant, chalky gooseberry and grass flavours and zingy but modulated acidity.

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Moulin Touchais, AC Coteaux du Layon, 1971
Moulin Touchais, AC Coteaux du Layon, 1971
Moulin Touchais, AC Coteaux du Layon, 1971

Deep orange gold. This has an attractive and complex baked apple nose with hints if spice and caramel. The palate is complex, powerful and concentrate and is distinguished by the high level of acidity. Highly textured, with a russet-apple and quince like presence, this is still positively youthful.It has been preserved by the acidity and will continue to hold for years to come. It deserves to be in the cellar of all true Chenin lovers.

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Moulin Touchais, AC Coteaux du Layon, 1996
Moulin Touchais, AC Coteaux du Layon, 1996
Moulin Touchais, AC Coteaux du Layon, 1996

This is still quite muted on the nose, but the palate speaks for itself. Ripe and tropical in style, it has some young Riesling notes. Powerful, rich and concentrated, but displays excellent balance. Seductive and certainly approachable now, this is going to have a very wide drinking window since it will continue to develop and age for decades to come. It also represents the best value in the whole cellar.

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Thierry Merlin-Cherrier – Sancerre, 2017/18
Thierry Merlin-Cherrier – Sancerre, 2017/18
Thierry Merlin-Cherrier – Sancerre, 2017/18

Thierry Merlin-Cherrier owns 13 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc in the village of Bue, one of the principle hamlets surrounding the old walled town of Sancerre. These soils have a high chalk content and as a result this Sancerre is distinguished by its perfume of citrus and minerals. It has finesse and precision combining typical firm structure with an aromatic, blackcurrant character and an extra richness of gooseberry and lees on a long, zesty finish.

 

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Vouvray, Domaine de Pouvray, 1990
Vouvray, Domaine de Pouvray, 1990
Vouvray, Domaine de Pouvray, 1990

Great aromas of lemon zest and fresh flowers, this has the mature, burnished feel you’d expect from a 1990, with excellent cut to its candied citrus, chamomile and dried pineapple flavors. Long, stony finish, alluring smoky hint.

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Vouvray, Domaine de Pouvray, 2002
Vouvray, Domaine de Pouvray, 2002
Vouvray, Domaine de Pouvray, 2002

With a white-truffled nose and sublime honeyed fruit, Pouvray’s 2002 is the epitome of great aged Chenin. The sweetness integrates seamlessly into a core of fruit on the palate and the acidity remains refreshing. This has been well worth the 14 year wait.

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