Just a ordinary tasting (Chris Home): Nose: Gooseberry, a hint of green pepper and citrus alongside a strong boxwood component. Opens up with some time in the glass and develope a lovley flinty, smoky note too. Very changeable nose. Palate: Slightly green, stony with a elegant touch. High, vibrant acidity which I like. Very intense, long finish. Still potential left.
A bit disappointing given my previous experiences with other Silex vintages. This was very linear, high acid, "cool" wine but never really budged beyond the tight lemon citrus notes. The few other Silex vintages that I've enjoyed were more complex and evolved in the glass. Even revisiting the next day, this just never got off it's one note tune. It's a nice enough tune, but given the price point and the pedigree, I expected more.
Lovely nose of mature fruit, some rubber and mushrooms. Very complex nose and quite lovely. Took 30 min to open up, in the beginning it was very primary, but then came the tertiary aromas above. In the mouth it is still very fresh and lively. Deep complex flavours, and a very long finish. Only 12 percent alcohol, which gives it an elegant feel. Fabulous SB and certainly the best there is in Loire!
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