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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Refreshing Loire Values
May 10, 2017



2015 Gadais Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie Grand Reserve; Aroma: flinty grapey, clean, firm acid, striking, lightly mineral herb; Mouth: round lightly fizzy, fleshy bright clean,, fresh herbal acid finish; Very Good Plus 13.99; Mixed Case, 12.59; Case, 11.89

2015 Florian & Clement Berthier Coteaux Giennois; Aroma: closed dense, clean,; Mouth: fine acidity, delineated, juicy, earthy clean,, racy firm, acidity, taught sweet acid clean, firm, piercing; Very Good Plus 15.99; Mixed Case, 14.39; Case, 13.59

2015 Godon Sancerre Tradition; Aroma: lightly grapefruit lightly lightly chalky rather firm; Mouth: bright rather rounded very sweet very rich full, fat; Very Good Plus 21; Mixed Case, 18.9; Case, 17.85

2015 Couly-Dutheil Chinon Blanc de Franc; Aroma: Rounded flinty juicy in the background; Mouth: Juicy peach, rich sweet clean fresh and round, joyful; Very Good Plus 23.99; Mixed Case, 21.59; Case, 20.39


2014 Domaine Rochouard St. Nicolas de Bourgueil Pierre du Lane; Aroma: Heady rather dense, fullish; Mouth: Juicy rather dense thick, spicy, nice weight and body, satisfying; Very Good Plus 18.99; Mixed Case, 17.09; Case, 16.14

2010 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses; Color: medium red black; Aroma: heady earthy rather dense, low toned, firm; Mouth: juicy rather dense, fullish, pretty, the dusty cocoa of classic and elegant Loire Cabernet franc, firm structure; Very Good - Excellent 26.99; Mixed Case, 24.29; Case, 22.94

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