Category Archives: sauvignon blanc

La Cave de Sancerre 1987

Producteurs de la Cave des Vins de Sancerre, AOC Sancerre, Cher, France, 1987 This wine: lot No. – none, not required until 1990, varietal sauvignon blanc, fill level 43 mm below the cork, natural cork closure (stained/mouldy capsule, cork end … Continue reading

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Touraine sparkling NV

Domaine du Chapitre, Perle Chapitre, Methode Traditionelle, AOC Touraine, Loir et Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, France, NV On Touraine and Cremant de  Loire I wondered why this wine was not produced under the more well-known AOP Cremant de Loire. The … Continue reading

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Touraine Sauvignon 2016

Domaine du Chapitre, Le S, AOC Touraine, Loir et Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, France, 2016 This wine: lot No. L066, varietal sauvignon blanc, 2+1 technical agglomerate cork closure, 12.5% abv, ex-producer, €6.50 (05/18) Consumer tasting note: citrus and dessert apple … Continue reading

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Touraine-Chenonceaux 2016

Domaine du Chapitre, AOC Touraine-Chenonceaux, Loir et Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, France, 2016 On Touraine Touraine, with the city of Tours at its heart, covers a huge area, from Bourgueil, St-Nicholas-de Bourgeuil and Chinon in the far west through Tours … Continue reading

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Tiki Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Tiki Ridge, Reserve Sauvignon blanc, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand, 2017 This wine: lot No. L17291, varietal sauvignon blanc, screw cap closure, 12.5% abv, widely available, £9 (02/18) Consumer tasting note: pale lemon hued, unmistakably sauvignon blanc, with highly perfumed … Continue reading

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Oatley Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Robert Oatley, Helmsman, Sauvignon Blanc, Western Australia, 2015 On the sensory profile of sauvignon blanc with climate This is in general terms as one can, in an ostensibly warmer climate for example, find cool sites through higher altitude, or by … Continue reading

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Cleanskin Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Cleanskin, Sauvignon blanc, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, 2016 This wine: varietal sauvignon blanc, made from anonymous surplus wine of the named region, screw cap closure, 13% abv, Direct Wines, ~£9 (10/17) Consumer tasting note: pale lemon, with rich ripe aromas … Continue reading

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