My Summer Prima IlConsorzio shipment arrived Fri, so I cracked this weekend:
1. Francois Chidaine Sauvignon AOC: Touraine Blanc (12%; BeauneImports) Montlouis 2017: Med.light gold color w/ lots of tiny bubbles clinging to sides of glass/dissolved CO2; strong ripe/melony/SB slight citrusy/grapefruity very light stony/chalky bit metallic/steely quite attractive some minerally nose; quite tart/tangy fairly rich/lush strong melony/grapefruity/citric light chalky/stony slight metallic flavor; very long/lingering ripe/melony/SB/grapefruity light stony/chalky finish; quite rich/lush for a Touraine SB and not much of the steely/acid minerality most show; a Californicated Touraine but quite tasty in its own right; no signs of dissolved CO2 on the palate. $16.00 (PrimaIlC)
2. Maison Jessiaume PinotNoir AC: Bourgogne (13%; www.Jessiaume.com; www.EstateWinesLtd.com) Santenay 2015: Med.dark color; some earthy/mushroomy//bit loamy some black cherry/PN almost RRV-like PN attractive non-Burgundian nose; rather soft/lush bit metallic/tangy some earthy/loamy/mushroomy fairly strong black cherry/PN flavor w/ light tangy tannins; long some earthy/loamy/mushroomy some black cherry/PN finish w/ light tannins; a rather RRV-like Californicated Burgundy w/ a light earthy/mushroomy character that speaks quietly of RedBurg; a pleasant enough wine if you must drink RedBurg. $25.00 (PrimaIlC)
A wee BloodyPulpit:
1. The Prima IlConsorzio wine club is one of the few wine clubs I continue to maintain. Frank Rothstein does a great job of searching out wines at very good values for their monthly 3-btl shipment. The wines are invariably interesting and well-priced. I would say about 3 times a yr, Frank hits one that really resonates with my palate and I'll reorder.
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I just had the '17 Chidaine Touraine last night. Picked it up for $13.99 Ohio Unfair Trade Maximum pricing. I noticed no bubbles or metallic character but otherwise had the exact same impression. The fleshy body and yet evident minerality was a very nice surprise given the price. I would rank this as one of the best buys for casual drinking I have come across in years. Distributed by Vanguard here in Ohio.