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    santiago Guest

    Default A few Loire Chenins

    La Grange aux Belles "Fragile" 2008 (Anjou) (13,00 euros in shop): honey,
    wax, very dry in the mouth with interesting sour notes. Initially a bit
    metallic in the aftertaste but it cleaned up with honey. 89.

    Domaine Huet "Clos du Bourg" Sec 2007 (Vouvray) (14,00 euros in the
    boutique at the domaine): great intensity, pierre de fusil, lots of
    minerality. A great wine and very happy to have a case. 94.

    François Chidaine "Les Choisilles" 2004 (Montlouis) (15,00 euros in shop):
    rounder that the Huet (three years younger also), with very good balance,
    but perhaps a little les character. 93.

    Clos de la Royauté 2007 (Savennières) (10,00 euros in the shop at the
    domaine): a bit reduced initially, I thought it was a good wine in the
    Savennières style, with that austerity that you usually find in young
    Savennières. 89-90.

    La Tour Grise 2007 (Saumur) (12,40 euros in shop): very intense in the
    nose, and very serious in the mouth, with a vertical dimension around a
    wild acidity. I liked it more than others. 91.

    Lenoir Les Roches 2004 (Chinon) (19,90 euros in shop): Very-very reduced,
    with plenty of dirty notes and not showing for more than 2 hours. Perhaps
    with 20 years, this ultra-traditional Chinon blanc would be a great wine,
    but certainly is not showing much now.

    s.

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    Bi!! Guest

    Default Re: A few Loire Chenins

    On Nov 18, 3:02�pm, santiago <m...@privacy.net> wrote:
    > La Grange aux Belles "Fragile" 2008 (Anjou) (13,00 euros in shop): honey,
    > wax, very dry in the mouth with interesting sour notes. Initially a bit
    > metallic in the aftertaste but it cleaned up with honey. 89.
    >
    > Domaine Huet "Clos du Bourg" Sec 2007 (Vouvray) (14,00 euros in the
    > boutique at the domaine): great intensity, pierre de fusil, lots of
    > minerality. A great wine and very happy to have a case. 94.
    >
    > Fran�ois Chidaine "Les Choisilles" 2004 (Montlouis) (15,00 euros in shop):
    > rounder that the Huet (three years younger also), with very good balance,
    > but perhaps a little les character. 93.
    >
    > Clos de la Royaut� 2007 (Savenni�res) (10,00 euros in theshop at the
    > domaine): a bit reduced initially, I thought it was a good wine in the
    > Savenni�res style, with that austerity that you usually find in young
    > Savenni�res. 89-90.
    >
    > La Tour Grise 2007 (Saumur) (12,40 euros in shop): very intense in the
    > nose, and very serious in the mouth, with a vertical dimension around a
    > wild acidity. I liked it more than others. 91.
    >
    > Lenoir Les Roches 2004 (Chinon) (19,90 euros in shop): Very-very reduced,
    > with plenty of dirty notes and not showing for more than 2 hours. Perhaps
    > with 20 years, this ultra-traditional Chinon blanc would be a great wine,
    > but certainly is not showing much now.
    >
    > s.


    Help! My French isn't what it used to be. Is "pierre de fusil"
    gunmetal, gunpowder, or flint?

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    santiago Guest

    Default Re: A few Loire Chenins

    "Bi!!" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:
    >
    > Help! My French isn't what it used to be. Is "pierre de fusil"
    > gunmetal, gunpowder, or flint?


    Flint, and actually in french is "pierre à fusil". I always have problems
    with "de" and "à" in french

    s.


  4. #4
    DaleW Guest

    Default Re: A few Loire Chenins

    On Nov 18, 3:02*pm, santiago <m...@privacy.net> wrote:
    > La Grange aux Belles "Fragile" 2008 (Anjou) (13,00 euros in shop): honey,
    > wax, very dry in the mouth with interesting sour notes. Initially a bit
    > metallic in the aftertaste but it cleaned up with honey. 89.
    >
    > Domaine Huet "Clos du Bourg" Sec 2007 (Vouvray) (14,00 euros in the
    > boutique at the domaine): great intensity, pierre de fusil, lots of
    > minerality. A great wine and very happy to have a case. 94.
    >
    > François Chidaine "Les Choisilles" 2004 (Montlouis) (15,00 euros in shop):
    > rounder that the Huet (three years younger also), with very good balance,
    > but perhaps a little les character. 93.
    >
    > Clos de la Royauté 2007 (Savennières) (10,00 euros in the shop at the
    > domaine): a bit reduced initially, I thought it was a good wine in the
    > Savennières style, with that austerity that you usually find in young
    > Savennières. 89-90.
    >
    > La Tour Grise 2007 (Saumur) (12,40 euros in shop): very intense in the
    > nose, and very serious in the mouth, with a vertical dimension around a
    > wild acidity. I liked it more than others. 91.
    >
    > Lenoir Les Roches 2004 (Chinon) (19,90 euros in shop): Very-very reduced,
    > with plenty of dirty notes and not showing for more than 2 hours. Perhaps
    > with 20 years, this ultra-traditional Chinon blanc would be a great wine,
    > but certainly is not showing much now.
    >
    > s.


    Nice notes. Is the "fragile" a no -sulphur wine or something?
    Huet sounds great! I like Chidaine, but have never seen that bottling

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    santiago Guest

    Default Re: A few Loire Chenins

    Dale wrote:

    > Nice notes. Is the "fragile" a no -sulphur wine or something?


    Might be! Problem is that I cannot check because I left the bottle at the
    restaurant that hosted us for the tasting and there is not much information
    on it.

    > Huet sounds great! I like Chidaine, but have never seen that bottling


    Huet is amazing. I have visited three times and the wines are always at a
    very high level. And they age.

    Chidaine, it is interesting that you do not know of "Les Choisilles"
    because I never met another bottle of Chidaine save it.

    s.




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