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For this round of sweet wines, I finally completed the Domaine des Forges set – and with the exam Côteaux du Layon. The quality …

Put this initially in a neutrals line-up, and it stood out as clearly semi-aromatic, so put it in that line-up too. Despite being 2 …

One from one of the leading estates in the Layon – but older than I’d wanted – Four Walls Wine substituting an older vintage …

In the Pinot Gris and Chenin Blanc line-up, this was certainly a highlight. In the bone dry style, this has flavour density to mask …

An unexpected spot at The 10 Cases, Covent Garden this. I didn’t know Baumard did a dry Savennières at all, so to find a …

So, the official ‘first wine’ from the Second Optimor Wine Club case! Savennières was chosen to represent the Loire Valley and Chenin Blanc, and …

Kinda weird. Overall slightly disappointing, given the quality of the Domaine’s Bonnezeaux. Mid-gold with some green glints. On the nose is where I got …

A regular Côteaux du Layon bought on the same trip as the Dom des Petits Quarts wines. A Guide Hachette recommendation, and certainly an …

Second 2001 from this producer, from a selected hillside within Bonnezeaux. Similarly a little low in acidity, but similarly a very good wine! Deep …

From a “not great”, early maturing year in Côteaux du Layon, this is excellent VFM. Bought at the producer’s hard-to-find vineyard shop on an …