TN: 2018 La Grange Tiphaine Côt Touraine Vieilles Vignes

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  • 2018 La Grange Tiphaine Côt Touraine Vieilles Vignes - France, Loire Valley, Touraine (8/1/2020)
    Impressive concentration but rather rough at this point. I would not be at all surprised if this turned into something quite nice with age but it really reminds me more of young Cahors than of young Clos Roche Blanche so it's not really what I was looking for.
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#2 Post by Jeff Rosenberg »

Thanks for the note. I was wondering about this wine. I have at bottle of their Clef De Sol rouge incoming. Their Clef De Sol blanc (Chenin Blanc) is killer.

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I haven't tried the chenin yet but I did open the Clef De Sol tonight (which was my impetus to finally post my note on the cot).
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Cool note, I ordered both cuvees from Chambers. Won’t get it until cooler shopping weather.
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#5 Post by Richard T r i m p i »

Just went through a bottle of this paired with a slow roasted brisket. Yum! It's a touch chewy but very well balanced...loved the acidity and vigorous fruit. It really wasn't that rough when paired with the meal. YMMV. Happy to have another 2.

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#6 Post by Jayson Cohen »

I just picked up my bottles of the Cot and Chenin a couple days ago. One of each is in the queue and headed back to West Palm with me.

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Excellent, looking forward to it. Get it next week.
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#8 Post by Jason L. »

Thanks for this note. Loire Malbec is a subject of real interest to me, as fringey as it may be. Anyone ever tried the Jean Francois Merieau ones from Touraine? Imported by Jon David Headrick. Really cool, almost reminscent of Savoie wines - Malbec's fruit and floral notes with a body like a Mondeuse or Cru Bojo.
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