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Wines We Loved
2015 Domaine du Collier Saumur Blanc + 2015 Collier Saumur Rouge La Ripaille
July 17, 2019
The death of Charly Foucalt precipitated the sale of the fabled Clos Rougeard estate. The prospects there yet to be seen. However Charly’s son Antoine after a stint at with his father has been making very fine Saumurs very much in the Rougeard mold at his Domaine du Collier. The 2015s we tasted last week are wonderful, the Blanc on the brink of its optimum drinking window, the La Ripaille Rouge with still a decade to go.
Both are extraordinary and very, very fine, and in very limited quantity. I strongly recommend them.
2015 Collier Saumur Blanc; Aroma: Heady very dense, very dense full, very rich, dense heady; Mouth: clean very rich wonderful purity and balance, rather rich dense fleshy, a slighty honied maturity;Excellent 50; Mixed Case, 45; Case, 42.50
2015 Collier Saumur Rouge La Ripaille; Color: Medium dark; Aroma: Clean racy rather fine, direct, pretty rather fine, lightly herbal, Mouth: Clean racy direct very pure, rather fine, elegant, linear direct very rich. with an almost weightless, finely delineated finish; Excellent - Outstanding 53; Mixed Case, 47.70; Case, 45.05
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- Len Rothenberg