Just to show that this wasn't just my inherent bias Jean-Christophe Mau generously praised the Loire Sauvignons in the report in The Drinks Business:
'Also at the tasting was Jean-Christophe Mau, owner and manager of Pessac-Leognan estate Château Brown. Commenting on the comparison of oaked Sauvignon Blancs from the Loire Valley and Bordeaux, Mau said he believed the Bordeaux region was lagging behind the Loire in terms of style and value.
The Loire Sauvignons:
The 2002 was the most evolved Loire in the tasting but attractively honeyed
The still tight 2012 had just been bottled, while the 2002 provided further
evidence of what a lovely vintage this is.
I believe 2010 was the first vintage of Gilles' single vineyard
From Les Monts Damnés 2012 particularly impressive
2012, 2010, 2009 Château Brown
2012 Caillou Blanc, Château Talbot
2012, 2010, 2006, Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte
2012, 1999 Domaine de Chevalier
2012, 2006 Y' d'Yquem, Château d'Yquem