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  • 2014 Domaine Sérol Côte Roannaise Perdrizière – France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Côte Roannaise (6/29/2020)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of blueberries, asphalt and black berries. Flavors of raspberries, black berries and cherries. Tangy acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term, perhaps medium term. (90 points)

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  • 2006 Didier Dagueneau Pouilly-Fumé Pur Sang – France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Pouilly-Fumé (2/14/2020)
    WIML95

    Tasted non blind.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of quince, kumquat and a hint of petrol. Flavors of lemon spritz, kumquat and minerals. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Fully resolved and integrated. Drink now. (95 points)

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  • 2014 Domaine Patrick Baudouin Anjou “Effusion” – France, Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur, Anjou (2/23/2019)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of quince, flowers and sea spray. Flavors of orange, tangering and a hint of Graham crackers. Bright acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. (91 points)

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  • 2015 Couly-Dutheil Chinon Les Chanteaux – France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon (11/23/2018)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of quince, persimmon and wet stones. Flavors of kumquat, fresh orange slices and stony minerals. Medium to bright acidity, light to medium body. Drink over the short term. Tasty. (91 points)

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  • 2005 Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi-Sec Clos du Bourg – France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray (8/3/2018)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of honeysuckle, lychee and lemon curd. Flavors of lemon curd, lime, lychee and a drop of honey. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2005 Foreau Domaine du Clos Naudin Vouvray Pétillant Brut Réserve – France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray Pétillant (5/3/2018)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Light yellow color in the glass, tiny light beading. Nose of lime, quince and sea foam. Flavors of lemon, lime and orange. Bright acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short to medium term. (91 points)

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  • 2014 Domaine Guiberteau Saumur Blanc – France, Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur, Saumur (3/27/2017)
    WIML91

    Tasted double blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of matchstick, peach and a hint of lychee. Flavors of peach, lime, light cherry notes and some minerals. Bright acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short to medium term. I’d lean towards short term.

    My guess is this is a 2014 Moncontour Vouvray from the Loire, France. (91 points)

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  • 2002 Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume – France, Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur, Quarts de Chaume (3/1/2017)
    WIML95

    Tasted non blind. Tasted from 375 ml format.

    Gold color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of honeysuckle, almonds and creme brûlée. Flavors of lemon drops, honey and pears. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (95 points)

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  • 2012 Charles Joguet Chinon Cuvée Terroir – France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon (10/16/2015)
    WIML90

    Tasted double blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of blueberries, vanilla and plum. Flavors of blueberries. black cherries and plum. Medium acidity, drying tannins, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (90 points)

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  • 2009 Didier Dagueneau Pouilly-Fumé Pur Sang – France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Pouilly-Fumé (9/8/2015)
    WIML95

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of flowers, grapefruit, wet stones and ash. Flavors of lime, lemon, grapefruit, a hint of cherry and some minerals in the finish. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (95 points)

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