2018 Pierre Jean Villa Condrieu ‘Jardin Suspendu’$82.00VN 94Vinous 94 ~ Translucent yellow. Powerful aromas of fresh citrus and pit fruits and pungent flowers are lent vivacity by a smoky mineral element. Juicy and penetrating in the mouth, offering intense Meyer lemon, pear and nectarine flavors that show sharp definition and floral lift. The long, seamless finish delivers impressive lift and vivacity and a resonating mineral flourish.
2018 Domaine Landron Chartier Muscadet Coteaux de la Loire$19.00Tasting Notes ~ The wine has a light gold color, an open expressive nose, supple attack, expressive exotic, ripe fruit aromas and a long rich finish.
2019 Claude Riffault Sancerre ‘Les Boucauds’$40.00DC 95Decanter 95 ~ Part of Loire Sauvignon Blanc: Panel tasting results Les Boucauds is one of 14 communes within the Sancerre appellation and is rich with Kimmeridgian limestone-clay soil. The Domaine owns a total of 13.5 hectares of vineyards across Sancerre. The certified organic Les Boucauds vineyards are located on hillsides with a vine age of 30-40 years and they began the transition to biodynamic farming in 2018. After hand harvesting, 80% of the juice is fermented in stainless steel tanks to retain the fresh fruit characteristics and 20% is fermented in barrel; each parcel is then aged separately for 7-8 months before being blended and bottled in early summer. JB: Light gold, touch of honey, gooseberry and pineapple notes, vibrant and long finish. RG: Scents of pure apple fruit, florals. Good transparency of place yet with richness and depth of lees coming from winemaking. Lovely phenolic texture. CK: Light peach and citrus notes. The palate has real harmony, with elegantly creamed white peach and citrus fruits, cut with minerally energy and fresh acidity, giving it a real sense of panache and style.