2012 Philippe Foreau "Domaine du Clos Naudin" Vouvray Sec SKU #1297428

$34.99

RP 90
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  • David Othenin-Girard
    By: David Othenin-Girard
    5/10/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    We don't get to sell aged Vouvray very often unless it's sweet and even then it's relatively rare. What we have here from one of Vouvray's most well-regarded producers is an absolutely stunning example of what just a few years in cellar can do to top-notch dry Chenin Blanc. The nose is brimming with stunning white and yellow fruit: white cassis and Mirabel plums. Behind that we start to see some slight nuttiness, not oxidation, but a hazelnut thing that's divine. Finally, some aromatic white flowers, but not gardenias. I hate gardenias. It's not perfumed at all, it's more tropical, with notes of fresh-growth floral vegetation. The texture is rich and balances and totally dry, but the nuttiness remains throughout as those fresh fruits turn slightly stewed. An exceptional value for an exceptional wine.
  • Keith Mabry
    By: Keith Mabry
    3/21/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Everyone talks about Huet being the best and for certain, it sits right at the top when it comes to all things Vouvray. But when you ask producers in the region who they are most excited about - the name Foreau is the first one to roll off most tongues. I recently revisited some of the Foreau wines and while the sweeter styles are sublime, I was continually brought back to the Sec. I like dry Chenin. Actually, I LOVE dry Chenin. I think some of the most exciting mineral driven whites from anywhere in the world are made from this grape. This Sec has just a touch of bottle age which rounds out some of the piercing intensity and lets so much of the limestone, roasted pear and quince flavors shine through. Rich and intense with a laser like focus this wine delivers the goods. It is so versatile you could serve this beauty with roast pork dishes, exotic spiced dishes like curries or maybe some crispy duck confit over a bed of greens and fresh pears. The options are limitless.

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