TN: A 2nd sun in the Loire Valley

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TN: A 2nd sun in the Loire Valley

#1 Post by Ramon C » October 18th, 2020, 5:33 am

TN: 2007 Clos Rougeard Les Poyeux Saumur Champigny


The complex bouquet of a very fine Right Bank Bordeaux. In the palate, the poise, elegance and craftsmanship of an excellent Burgundy. The silky texture that Clos Rougeard is known and admired for and the great length that makes one yearn for the next sip.

I drink daily drinker Loire Cab Franc, on average, maybe a bottle every other week. But this is exactly what Joguet talked about when he said ““there are two suns. One shines outside for everybody. The second shines in the Foucaults’ cellar.”

I still like the other greats in the region, but this 12.5% ABV is heads and shoulders above when it comes to Loire cabernet franc.

Saturday stay@home dinner with a delicious medium-rare porterhouse from NY state’s own Kinderhook Farms.



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#2 Post by eweininger » October 18th, 2020, 6:12 am

Many thanks for the evocative note. Did this need a lot of air to open fully?
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#3 Post by Ramon C » October 18th, 2020, 8:11 am

eweininger wrote:
October 18th, 2020, 6:12 am
Many thanks for the evocative note. Did this need a lot of air to open fully?

Glad to write the note.

Uncorked at 1 hour before dinner and poured 2 tablespoons into my glass for some sniffs and a small taste. Happy with the bouquet, still with tightness in the palate.

As the lone alcohol drinker in the household, able to follow over 5 to 6 hours through dinner and beyond. Excitedly and deliciously opened up with the last pours being the best and most giving. At this point, getting harder to put bottle away with remainder for Day 2 assessment. Still have 2 good pours in the refrigerator for later.
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#4 Post by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡ » October 18th, 2020, 9:43 am

Joguet was right!

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#5 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » October 18th, 2020, 9:55 am

Yes, yes he right.

That 07 Les P is excellent.

"@lf3rt was clearly raised in an outhouse in the Loire. . . ."

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#6 Post by Jim Stewart » October 18th, 2020, 10:27 am

What a great note!
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But I've just noticed that my mind is asleep.
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#7 Post by Ramon C » October 18th, 2020, 5:13 pm

Day 2 TN.

Drank the refrigerated 2 good pours from Day 1. Drank by itself after Day 2's dinner.

The bouquet and intensity didn't let up. It's still the smooth texture and seemingly added acidic presence from red fruit that stood out for me. Tea. If I didn't know, I'd still say that this is one darn good Burgundy.

Charles Joguet knows.
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