88 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2010
($25) Light yellow. Fresh orange and apple on the nose, with complicating notes of anise and wet stone. Dry, nervy citrus and floral flavors are nicely focused and pure. Gains fleshiness with aeration and finishes with lingering mineral and floral qualities. (The weighty, deeply concentrated 2006 Cuvee du Connetable was so overwhelmed by spicy, vanillin oak that it was unidentifiable as sauvignon blanc, much less Sancerre.)
With the exception of Sancerre, which has been a hot item in the U.S. market in recent years, Loire Valley wines are among the most underappreciated of France. The wines made from vineyards alongside France's longest river are aromatic, brisk, and generally.. Read More »
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