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|TÊTE DE CUVÉE BRUT VOUVRAY Traditional method, AC, Loire, France
|Vintage Assessments Tasting Note
|Forward light yellow colour. Attractive, spicy, honeyed, fresh ripe lemon-apple nose with some hints of hay. Dry, medium to medium-light bodied, fairly spicy, ripe apple-lemon flavours with a very crisp, effervescent finish. This 100% Chenin Blanc has 12% alcohol and 12 g/L residual sugar. Much better than when it last appeared in Vintages (**) with 87.5-points on October 29, 2016 at $17.95 and was an Explorer Selection. TONY ASPLER / 89-points / BEST BUY - Straw colour; apple and quince nose with a light floral note; medium-bodied, bright, crisply dry, apple and lemon flavours with a touch of sweetness in mid-palate.
Dry, Bright, Ripe
||Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
|TASTING NOTE: This wine is well poised between crisp young fruit and a more mature character. Apples and citrus fruits are right up front, balanced by acidity and with nuts and toast flavors developing. That makes for a refreshing wine that is also complex. Drink now. Score - 90 (Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 31, 2016)
||vintages release - January 6, 2018
||349 (12 bottles per case)
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Score: - Poor * Very Basic
** Good **/**+ Very Good **+ Excellent