An Evening in the Loire Valley: Westchester Wine School (White Plains, NY): Drank at WWS Loire tasting with another Fume and a Sancerre. This was the best of the flight as it was a bit weightier, with more fruit than the other two wines. Still quite acidic, and very much in the mineral/stone family. Some notes of melon here, along with citrus. Need food for these wines as very hard to appreciate at tastings without an accompanying meal
Fantastically complex, and much more evolved than the bottles we drank a year ago. The nose is less creamy, but shows a kaleidoscope of herbal nuance within the typical SB grassy notes. The finish is remarkable: I've never experienced a wine so dry that it just STOPS like this one. Very cool. Opened as an aperitif, we wished we'd had some ridiculous triple-creme type cheese to taste alongside. Drink soon.
This has evolved nicely since last year's tasting. Light straw, green hue. Slaty gooseberry, melon, and asparagus aromas with notes of green apples and limes. Good freshness, clarity, persistent minerality, and a crisp finish. Very nice.
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