2008 Domaine Fabrice Gasnier Chinon Cuvée “à l’ancienne”

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He says: Lots of earth and barnyard to keep the funky drinkers happy.

She says: The aromas on this wine were almost overwhelming to start.

2009 Château de Sancerre

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He says: A solid bottle of Sauvignon Blanc with more of a New World style – sure to be a crowd pleaser

She says: The price tag was not so balanced although not crazy for Sancerre.

2008 Andre Vinet Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Le Chant de la Mer

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He says: Keep the steamed crab and prawns coming because I want to keep drinking more of this wine.

She says: This is a great example of how a delicate wine can reign supreme.

2007 Chéreau-Carré Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie La Griffe

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He says: Didn’t hate it, but for a dollar more I’d easily buy the other Muscadet we tasted.

She says: The initial taste on the palette held promise however the finish disappointed.

2007 Château Gaudrelle Vouvray

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He says: This is only a few dollars more than most BC-based Chenin Blanc, and well worth it.

She says: Overall, a well balanced and good value Vouvray that will lure me back for more.

2006 Domaine de la Taille aux Loups Vouvray Sec Les Caburoches

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She says: Riper, richer tropical fruit flavours that translated to a seemingly fuller body although this lacked the balance of the other wine.

He says: A solid wine, but not outstanding for the price…

2005 Fouassier Père et Fils Pouilly-Fumé Domaine Des Cassiers

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She says: Reminded me of nanna’s apple pie with it’s riper, richer fruit encased by a nice balance of toast and yeast.

He says: This would be wonderful with roast chicken, a chef’s salad, or KFC. Respect!

Wine truths

“Wine is bottled poetry.”
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Wine Ratings

★☆☆☆☆ - Poor quality. Avoid. Save your money. Between 80-84 points.

★★☆☆☆ - Average quality or poor value. Between 84-88 points. Some expensive wines are downgraded for bad value.

★★★☆☆ - Good. Between 88-92 points. Or a good value on the lower end of the point scale.

★★★☆☆ - Excellent quality. Between 92-96 points. Or a cheap yet good quality wine which is excellent value.

★★★☆☆ - Outstanding, best examples in the world. Between 96 and 100 points. A perfect wine.