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95 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): The 2014 Sancerre 'Clos la Néore' from Edmund et Anne Vatan is a magical wine in the making. The bouquet is deep, pure and still very youthful, wafting from the glass in a vibrant blend of lime, pear, fresh almond, a touch of mint, a bit of water cress,… ...
JG 95
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Vatan/Edmond Sancerre Clos la Neore 2014  (#328670)

Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, Loire, France

95 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): The 2014 Sancerre 'Clos la Néore' from Edmund et Anne Vatan is a magical wine in the making. The bouquet is deep, pure and still very youthful, wafting from the glass in a vibrant blend of lime, pear,…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 4 available
96 points Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): Coming from 'the only surviving war time vintage' (Richard Kelley), Gaston Huet's apricot-amber colored 1943 Vouvray Le Haut Lieu Moelleux shows a quite clear (though not brilliant) and still fresh and aromatic, precise bouquet of potted apricots, candied… ...
WA 96
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Huet Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Moelleux 1943  (#332665)

Dessert Wine from Vouvray, Loire, France

96 points Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): Coming from 'the only surviving war time vintage' (Richard Kelley), Gaston Huet's apricot-amber colored 1943 Vouvray Le Haut Lieu Moelleux shows a quite clear (though not brilliant) and still fresh and…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 1 available
While Sancerre is usually known for its chalky white wines, Pinot Noir represents 20% of the vineyards planted in this AOC. The cool climate makes for elegant, lacy rosés that are mineral-driven. Located on steep hills, this family-run estate is thought to be one of the finest Sancerre producers.… ...
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Reverdy/Pascal & Nicolas Sancerre Rose Terre de Maimbray 2018  (#334772)

Rosé from Sancerre, Loire, France

While Sancerre is usually known for its chalky white wines, Pinot Noir represents 20% of the vineyards planted in this AOC. The cool climate makes for elegant, lacy rosés that are mineral-driven. Located on steep hills, this family-run estate is…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 9 available
97+ points Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): ...brillant dark golden color with apricot-yellow reflections. Very clear, intense and elegant on the nose, where coffee, toast, brioche, nougat and flinty flavors intertwine with super ripe apricot, licorice and lemon zest aromas, this is a very sweet,… ...
WA 97
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Huet Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux 1ere Trie 2003  (#332662)

Dessert Wine from Vouvray, Loire, France

97+ points Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): ...brillant dark golden color with apricot-yellow reflections. Very clear, intense and elegant on the nose, where coffee, toast, brioche, nougat and flinty flavors intertwine with super ripe apricot,…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 8 available
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16.5/20 points Jancis Robinson: Bright pale orange. A very dry year. Not a great year. Interesting because it smells as though it’s really going to be quite rich. The nose faded a little with time and the dryness of the palate insisted a bit. Bit hard. Very severe initially apparently. Rather hard… ...
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Huet Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Sec 1938  (#332667)

Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Loire, France

16.5/20 points Jancis Robinson: Bright pale orange. A very dry year. Not a great year. Interesting because it smells as though it’s really going to be quite rich. The nose faded a little with time and the dryness of the palate insisted a bit. Bit…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 1 available
100% Romorantin. Generally from the younger vines (up to 20 years old) and generally vinified in steel -- although this cuvee will occasionally get some older vine material and some wood or concrete contact. Regardless of the slight variations in method each year, this is always a fresh, high-toned… ...
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Tessier/Philippe Cour-Cheverny Blanc 2015  (#330203)

Other White Wines from Touraine, Loire, France

100% Romorantin. Generally from the younger vines (up to 20 years old) and generally vinified in steel -- although this cuvee will occasionally get some older vine material and some wood or concrete contact. Regardless of the slight variations in…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 1 available
****/Highly Recommended, F. Paul Pacult (Spirit Journal). Wall Street Journal: Potent, viscous, and herby in the extreme. A favorite of hard-core absintheurs. (5/9/09)The first legal, genuine absinthe in the US in 95 years. Contains a full measure of grand wormwood, green anise, sweet fennel, and… ...
WE 90
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Lucid Absinthe Superieure 124 proof  (#700396)

Absinthe from Loire, France

****/Highly Recommended, F. Paul Pacult (Spirit Journal). Wall Street Journal: Potent, viscous, and herby in the extreme. A favorite of hard-core absintheurs. (5/9/09)The first legal, genuine absinthe in the US in 95 years. Contains a full measure of…

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WHWC Staff Notes: Not to be missed. This 100% Cabernet Franc displays classic notes of red cherry and black currant, with hints of dried violets, pepper, and licorice. At seven years of age, this perfumed, medium-bodied red shows just how well these wines can and do age. The wine's tannins and acid… ...
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Laffourcade (Perray-Jouannet) Anjou Villages Rouge 2010  (#329111)

Cabernet Franc from Anjou, Loire, France

WHWC Staff Notes: Not to be missed. This 100% Cabernet Franc displays classic notes of red cherry and black currant, with hints of dried violets, pepper, and licorice. At seven years of age, this perfumed, medium-bodied red shows just how well these…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 12+ available
96 points John Gilman: ...blazing purity, stunning intensity of flavor and laser-like presentation of its underlying terroir... The superb, vibrant bouquet roars from the glass in a blend of oranges, sweet grapefruit, a beautiful base of soil tones, orange peel, a gentle touch of lanolin, very… ...
JG 96
WA 96
WS 93
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Huet Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux 1ere Trie 2008  (#307829)

Dessert Wine from Vouvray, Loire, France

96 points John Gilman: ...blazing purity, stunning intensity of flavor and laser-like presentation of its underlying terroir... The superb, vibrant bouquet roars from the glass in a blend of oranges, sweet grapefruit, a beautiful base of soil tones,…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 11 available
JG 96
WA 96
WS 93
95 points Wine Spectator: Offers a big, broad feel, with layers of glazed pear, apple and peach falling over each other, backed by fresh ginger, honeysuckle and quince notes. Everything pulls together through the finish, with green tea accents and racy minerality providing the foil. Drink now… ...
WS 95
JG 94
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Huet Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Moelleux 2015  (#327190)

Dessert Wine from Vouvray, Loire, France

95 points Wine Spectator: Offers a big, broad feel, with layers of glazed pear, apple and peach falling over each other, backed by fresh ginger, honeysuckle and quince notes. Everything pulls together through the finish, with green tea accents and…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 1 available
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100% Pinot Noir. From the lower slopes in Bué, the higher clay content in the soil is perfect for Pinot Noir, the original grape grown in this region. A classic nose of cherries and gooseberries, with just a hint of leather lead into a medium-bodied wine with soft tannins, good acidity and plenty of… ...
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Bailly Sancerre Rouge La Louee 2015  (#332409)

Pinot Noir from Sancerre, Loire, France

100% Pinot Noir. From the lower slopes in Bué, the higher clay content in the soil is perfect for Pinot Noir, the original grape grown in this region. A classic nose of cherries and gooseberries, with just a hint of leather lead into a medium-bodied…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 8 available
88-90+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): The 2017 Pouilly-Fumé 'les Pentes' from Serge Dagueneau and his daughter is lovely and quite expressive on the nose, with the bouquet jumping from the glass in a vibrant blend of gooseberry, lime, superb, flinty minerality, fresh-cut grass and a… ...
JG 88-90
JD 89
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Dagueneau/Serge Pouilly-Fume Les Pentes 2017  (#333770)

Sauvignon Blanc from Pouilly-Fumé, Loire, France

88-90+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): The 2017 Pouilly-Fumé 'les Pentes' from Serge Dagueneau and his daughter is lovely and quite expressive on the nose, with the bouquet jumping from the glass in a vibrant blend of gooseberry, lime,…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 12+ available
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