Rahsaan wrote:David M. Bueker wrote:Anybody for Vouvray/Montlouis with exeptions for Chenin from elsewhere?
No objections from me!
Mark Lipton wrote:Got lots of Chidaine's '08s burning holes in my cellar.
Rahsaan wrote:Mark Lipton wrote:Got lots of Chidaine's '08s burning holes in my cellar.
Tasted any recently? The only one I really bought in any quantity was the 08 Les Bournais. I had a few last year and then another a few weeks ago that seemed to be gaining delightful focus. I planned to drink my last bottle in the next few weeks. Although it would be interesting to see it age for several more years, I just don't have the space.
Mark Lipton wrote:Not too recently: been away from our cellar for the last 4 months and just recently got back.
Rahsaan wrote:Mark Lipton wrote:Not too recently: been away from our cellar for the last 4 months and just recently got back.
Oh yes, you've been in New Zealand. Welcome back, and just in time for your second summer!
Clint Hall wrote:Chaim, I envy you. I drank my 2005 Huet Bruts long ago, and my 2002s, both fine years. I wouldn't compare them to Champagne or anything else, but they stand out as wonderful Vouvray petillants, especially considering the sea of year after year of drab Loire sparklers. I have a hard time finding good sparkling Vouvrays. It's so seldom I run into a drinkable one that a few weeks ago I almost fell in love with a fifteen buck bottle of NV Christophe Thorigny Vouvray Brut. My wife and I drank a second one tonight and, maybe it's bottle variation, but this one came across as just acceptable fizz, with discernible Chenin flavors but nothing to get excited about. Mind you, I'm a Vouvray freak, so I'd like Vouvray sparkers to be great, like the secs, demi-secs, and moelleux, but I'd settle for just good. If anyone has any recommendation for good Vouvray sparklers, or other Loire Chenin sparklers, that are on the market now, please chime in. I'll rush out and buy them.
Clint Hall wrote:Mind you, I'm a Vouvray freak, so I'd like Vouvray sparkers to be great, like the secs, demi-secs, and moelleux, but I'd settle for just good..
Clint Hall wrote:Rahsaan, no, I wasn't aware that most Vouvray is sparkling wine. Who drinks the stuff?
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