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French white wine values tasted in 2007

The selected vibrant bottlings have given me much pleasure for the price. I have purchased them again for personal consumption. This page skips the tasting notes of the wines that are not imported into the USA. The complete page of French wine values can be found here.

The below wines were tasted in France, in 2007 (between April and December). The tasting notes are listed by increasing prices, with the following format:

Appellation - producer - plot or brand - variety
Vintage - approximate price - general impression - on nose - on palate - after swallowing

Muscadet-de-sèvre-et-maine-sur-lie wine labelwhite Muscadet de sèvre et maine sur lie - A.Michel Brégeon

2006 - USD 11 - aromatic intensity, lichee - aromatic intensity, light, tiny gas beads, less flavour than Luneau-Papin 2005, freshness

white Muscadet de sèvre et maine sur lie - A.Michel Brégeon

2005 - USD 12 - more settled than the same vintage tasted one year earlier, will improve with every passing year - aromas of peach and citrus zest - onctuous, wider than the Luneau-Papin 2005 and the Brégeon 2006, less aromas than the Luneau-Papin 2005, peach, pear, no beads, fresh

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier - Domaine de la Pépière - Clos des Briords - Cuvée Vieilles Vignes

2005 - USD 14 - this wine will only get better, clean as the Briords 2001 tasted at the same age - pear and seashell on the nose - pear, fresh, shows more structure than Cormerais 2003, is not drying as was the same Briords 2005 tasted one year earlier

white Muscadet - Marc Ollivier - Domaine de la Pépière - Clos des Cormerais - Cuvée Vieilles Vignes - Vin élevé en fûts de chêne

2003 - USD 14 - this wine is very fine but should benefit from ageing - fruit, delicate toffee - fruit, delicate toffee, fuller than the Briords 2005, a minerally thread, fresh - hasn't really changed from one summer to the next

white Muscadet de sèvre et maine sur lie - A.Michel Brégeon

2001 - USD 15 - intense aromas of pear, peach, seashell and citrus zest - no gas beads, vinous, peach, pear, hazelnut, intense, fresh - compare this wine with the same bottling tasted at age two and at age five

Vouvray wine labelwhite Vouvray - François Pinon - Brut 'méthode traditionnelle' - [chenin]

[2004] - USD 15 - modest nose - small gas beads, toasted loaf bread, dry but wide, as snappy as a Champagne

white Muscadet de sèvre et maine sur lie - Luneau-Papin - Les Pierres blanches

2005 - USD 16 - drink it often - the nose shows much typical fruit, with citrus - the palate does not show the velvety texture of the Brégeon 2006, aromas are more intense than in the Brégeon 2005, tiny gas beads, light, refreshing

Vouvray wine labelwhite Vouvray - François Pinon - Sec - [chenin]

2005 - USD 16 - a white fruit dominates the nose - aromatic intensity, pear, wide, dry, minerally, fresh

white Chablis - Gilbert Picq & ses Fils - [chardonnay]

2005 - USD 18 - a delicate wine - aromas of fresh green almond - oily, glycerol coats the palate, intense fresh green almond, citrus, a note of scallop, fresh, hollow


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