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.

£65.00 Add to cart
Moulin Touchais, AC Coteaux du Layon, 1982
Moulin Touchais, AC Coteaux du Layon, 1982
Moulin Touchais, AC Coteaux du Layon, 1982

– Brilliant golden colour with golden hue. The nose remains subtle again, with nuances of orange blossom, caramel, toffee, apple and spice. Rich luscious palate with generous mouthfeel. The complexity is beginning to take on even greater expression here; spice, toffee apple, lemon and honeycomb flavours are layered over a viscous palate. The acidity is still fresh, with very long aftertaste of toffee apple, honey and lemon.

£45.00 Add to cart
Moulin Touchais, AC Coteaux du Layon, 1985
Moulin Touchais, AC Coteaux du Layon, 1985
Moulin Touchais, AC Coteaux du Layon, 1985

– Very deep, old gold and clearly a wine marked by botrytis. This is evolved, but has probably been on this plateau of development for years. There are notes of caramel on the nose. Open and expressive. Delicate and elegant on entry, it builds well with a notable thread of acidity running through the wine. Persistent and powerful finish.

£47.50 Add to cart
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.

£42.50 Add to cart
Moulin Touchais, AC Coteaux du Layon, 1997
Moulin Touchais, AC Coteaux du Layon, 1997
Moulin Touchais, AC Coteaux du Layon, 1997

– Deep straw gold colour with golden edges and pale gold hue. The nose displays good intensity with lifted aromas of honeysuckle, lemon and spice followed by a touch of butterscotch. Mouthflling viscous palate favours of honeyed apricot, lemon and peach with a spicy back palate. Superb acid balance and freshness. Clean finish with exceptionally long aftertaste of honeyed apricot, spice and honeycomb.

£45.00 Add to cart
Moulin Touchais, AC Coteaux du Layon, 2002
Moulin Touchais, AC Coteaux du Layon, 2002
Moulin Touchais, AC Coteaux du Layon, 2002

– An attractive lemon zest aroma combines with sweet honey and pretty white florals. There is also a touch of apricot and spiced orange peel. The palate is precise and delicately structured with a gentle texture that supports the waxy, honey and stone fruit notes along with a lovely mineral streak that runs throughout. It is the freshness that prevails, however, leading to a clean, refined finish. This is a beautifully balanced wine of real concentration and potential.

£35.00 Add to cart
Thierry Merlin-Cherrier – Sancerre, 2018
Thierry Merlin-Cherrier – Sancerre, 2018
Thierry Merlin-Cherrier – Sancerre, 2018

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.

 

£17.50 Add to cart
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.

£32.50 Add to cart
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.

£30.00 Add to cart