BOURGUEIL "Jour de Soif" 2018 Domaine du Bel Air
Delicious, juicy, full of fruit, with just a touch of tannin to give it shape and structure. Unoaked.


BOURGUEIL "Les Vingt Lieux Dits" 2014 Domaine du Bel Air
This domaine, run by the Gauthier family, is making super-good Cabernet Franc. This cuvée is matured in oak barrels for 18 months. 


QUINCY 2020 Domaine des Croix
Exemplary Loire Sauvignon - drink instead of Sancerre.


TOURAINE AZAY-LE-RIDEAU Moelleux  2009 (Sweet white)  (Chenin Blanc)
Domaine Pascal Pibaleau
Wonderful honeyed, nettly nose, quite sweet in the mouth, tempered by balancing acidity, and an amazingly persistent finish.


SANCERRE 2019 André Dezat
Flavours of citrus, elderflower and gooseberry, with an underlying minerality - top Sancerre!


BOURGUEIL "Les Marsaules" 2012 Domaine du Bel Air
Another, superior, cuvée from the Gauthier family. This spends two years in oak before bottling, and is a more vigorous, concentrated wine than "Les Vingt Lieux Dits".


SAVENNIÈRES "Clos des Perrières" 2010 Ch. Soucherie (Chenin Blanc)
This vintage does not have the bracing acidity of the 2008, but it nevertheless exhibits a lively freshness, with intricate, generous flavour, and impressive length. 


COTEAUX DU LAYON  CHAUME 2010 Ch. Soucherie  (Chenin Blanc)
Amazing sweet wine, with an extraordinary array of flavours: quince, honey, butterscotch, citrus .....