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Sunday, 25 January 2015

Loire 2014 tasting with Philippa & Charles: some nascent 2014s selected

Chris Kissack (The Wine Doctor) @ this week's tasting

Just a follow on from Friday's post about this first look, since the vintage, at 2014 Loires. As I reported they are generally showing well but here are a few wines I picked out from the tasting. Not I hasten to add an exhaustive list and with these very largely being unbottled samples these are not finished wines.

Some 2014s I picked out:
Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie, Château du Cléray: Pierre Sauvion
Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu, Château de la Pierre, Domaine des Herbauges
Touraine Sauvignon, Domaine de la Bergerie, Jacky Marteau
Menetou-Salon, Le Prieurie de Saint-Cérols, Pierre Jacolin
Reuilly Clos des Messieurs, Natalie and Claude Lafond
Pouilly-Fumé Boisfleury, Alain Cailbourdin
Chinon (Rouge) Domaine de la Roncée, Baudry-Dutour 
Chinon (Rouge) Domaine de la Noblaie, Jérôme Billard
Chinon (Blanc) Domaine de la Noblaie, Jérôme Billard
Fiefs Vendéens Mareuil (Chenin-Chardonnay), Jérémie Mourat
Fiefs Vendéens Le Moulin Blanc (Chenin-Chardonnay), Jérémie Mourat 
Sancerre Cuvées Clémence and Flores, Vincent Pinard
Vouvray Cuvée Silex, Domaine des Aubuisìeres (Bernard Fouquet)
Vouvray Cuvée Ammonite, Château Gaudrelle, Alexandre Monmousseau
Pouilly-Fumé, La Roche Blanche, Laporte
Coteaux de l'Aubance Tradition, Domaine des Rochelles, Jean-Hubert Lebreton
Coteaux du Layon, Clos de la Bergerie, Domaine de la Bergerie, Ann and Yves Guégniard
Coteaux du Layon St Aubin, Les Varennes, Domaine Philippe Cady
(The three sweet wines above are all in the lighter apéro style. Other more concentrated wines will doubtless appear later.
1er Cru Coteaux du Layon Chaume, Domaine des Forges, Séverine and Stéphane Branchereau  


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