2007 doesn’t have the reputation of some other red wine vintages here in the Loire but this Chinon was tasting absolutely delicious last night and the night before. Bursting with rich red and blackcurrant fruit it has a lovely savoury note and and light tannins that make it super attractive. We drank it alongside a beef daube on Sunday night and last night finished the bottle before we sat down to eat. It’s approachable, balanced and elegant – what more can you ask for.
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Clos du Papillon 2005 Savennières Domaine du Closel
Lovely elegant aromas of lime and white flowers are followed by a rather exotic note of saffron and stone fruit which is just beguiling. Rich and round on the palate, not too fat or heavy, nice acidity and balance. Really, really good.29 Jan, 2015
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Looking for somewhere to stay in Angers? Here are three new spots that have opened with the past 2 months. Bed & breakfast, apartment and hotel, all brand new and ready to welcome you.27 Mar, 2014
Chateau du Petit Thouars
Sebastien du Petit Thouars was on fine form at the Salon des Vins de Loire this week. I dropped by to taste a couple of his Cabernet Francs.7 Feb, 2014
Grololo – Pithon-Paillé
As the back label says ‘vin de fruit, vin de copains, vin de casse-croute. A boire avec quoi? …avec plaisir!’. Bring on the Grololo!23 Jan, 2014
Dinner with friends
Took the opportunity last night to open a few interesting bottles with good friends who came over for dinner. Here’s what we enjoyed:20 Oct, 2013
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