Shaming New Zealand and Cali
Ridiculous bargain. Stony, mineral-laced sauv blanc. If anyone knows a better bargain from the Loire or anywhere else, let me know.
bang for the buck
I buy everything WineAccess offers from Vincent Ricard. I haven't tried the Potine yet, since I let all wines shipped rest for a few weeks. Then I age them for 1 to 3 years, drinking my way slowly through. Ricard's SBs consistently morph into baby Sancerre and, of course, the reference and notable echo of Dageneau in his wines is what keeps me coming back. For the SB fan, this is stunning quality for the money.
This just arrived this afternoon, and I stuck one in the freezer for about half an hour and opened it before dinner. Delicious! As advertised with a bit of a saline character on the mid-palate and mouthwatering on the finish. At least a 30 second finish. Well worth the price! Thank you, Wineaccess!
Crisp, minerally, hint of citrus rind. A very nice wine for the money. 3.5-4 stars
Good Easy Drinking -- Good Acid and Critus
Sauvignon Blanc rocks
We like this very much - it is the everyday white wine that goes with many foods but works well as a stand alone, sit on the deck, put your feet up and drink wine kinda white. Like it very muc :-)
A little lighter than expected
This is a decent, very light summer wine in my opinion. I was hoping for something with a bit more body. Although I understand the difference between an old world and new world Sauvignon Blanc, this wine seemed even lighter than what you would expect from an old world wine. A good table white for a hot summer day perhaps.
Nothing special. Mediocre taste.
Sauvignon Blanc Touraine review
Definitely not up to the description you provided in the e-mail review. It is a nice wine....probably around an 87, but there are much better Sauvignon Blancs out there for a similar price (e.g., from Australia).
2010 Domaine Vincent Ricard Potine Sauvignon Blanc Touraine
I am familiar with Sauvignon Blanc from the Touraine and this is representative of some Sauvignon Blancs characteristic of the area but falls short on mature character and minerality which I love. It is a nice quaffable wine but I am not a big fan of what I would characterize as New Zealand expression of the variety- green notes of Sauvignon Blanc rather than the austere mineral notes of Sancerre. It pairs well with chevre, but it lacks the complexity to go with something like a grilled chicken on fresh caught trout.
Too much tartness, not enough minerality, wimpy wine.
My first Wine Access disappointment
Disappointingly thin and strident; not what I was expecting at all from the description. Drinkable, but I wouldn't buy it again.