2019 Weingut Berger Grüner Veltliner (1L)
Tasting Notes ~ Crisp and mineral-focused wine with hints of citrus, lemon peel, lychee, and a touch of spiciness that may remind you of white pepper, refreshingly crisp body.
2018 Jean-Paul & Benoit Droîn Chablis Grand Cru ‘Les Clos’$121.00JS 95James Suckling 95 ~ There’s such richness from the very first impression with all manner of peaches and nectarines, as well as mangoes. Smooth, peach brulée and lemon curd. Some hazelnuts, too. The palate has a super fleshy feel, very plush, very seductive and a very long, full finish. Late, mineral stream here. Drink on release or hold. This will be best at 15+ years.
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.
2019 Château Pegau ‘Cuvée Lône’ Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc$25.00Tasting Notes ~ The wine is a blend of Clairette, Bourboulenc, Grenache Blanc and Ugni Blanc; clean, clear and bright, it show great vibrancy and fresh acidity.