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Saturday, 6 December 2008

Antique sparkler and Edmond 2006

Dinner last night featured Jacky Blot’s La Taille aux Loups Pétillant naturel non dosé, Montlouis. When this rather inelegant and prosaic name was changed to Triple Zero sales soared. This Pétillant naturel non dosé must have been bought some five or so years ago and certainly has aged well – attractive biscuity and honeyed character.

We followed the pétillant with the fine and rich 2006 Cuvée Edmond drunk with a spicy Indian-Thai fusion dish. For some barrel fermented Sancerre remains controversial. 2006 Edmond is evidence that this approach to Sauvignon Blanc works well. Certainly there is none of the gooseberry or even grassy, vegetal character that many people consider is typical of Loire Sauvignon Blanc. The Mellots’ Sauvignon Blanc is picked far too ripe to have any vegetal character. 2006 Cuvée Edmond is certainly enjoyable to drink now but, equally, can be kept for at least five to seven years.

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