Exceptional quality and length for the price. Drinking even better than last fall, as some of the rough edges have smoothed out. Lemon herbs on the nose. Tart gooseberries, grapefruit, honey, saline, and apricots on the palate, which leads into a world-class finish of lemon-herb textured goodness. Great producer, great vintage, great wine. Drink now-2020.
Straw, pale yellow with a tint of green. Nose of musty lemons, dried earth, and a strain of barnyard funk. Palate brought tight, compact ripe grapefruit, sea salt, olives, brine, and a touch of creamy vanilla honeysuckle with a tart lemon on the finish. Sipped throughout the evening but went better with take-out Thai; probably amazing with shellfish. Drinking good now but will probably mature nicely 2014-2020.
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(Catherine & Pierre Breton Vouvray Dilettante) This Vouvray is made from the vines owned by Catherine in Vouvray. There are wild herbs and pebbles on the nose here, and it suggests a gently polished, reserved, honeyed fruit as well. An attractive palate, clean, medium bodied, with a stony edge to the fruit. A very delicate style, opening out on the palate to reveal the presence of a little honey in the middle. Overall this is dry, mildly grippy and appealing.
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