Marc Bredif 2018 Vouvray
100% Chenin Blanc | Alc: 13%
Vouvray, Touraine, Loire, France
The Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2017 is a beautiful crystalline pale yellow. A fine nose reminiscent of well-ripe yellow fruits (peach and pear), to which are added notes of exotic fruits such as pineapple and shades of citrus. The attack is full and rich, with a lot of volume, evolving on a lemony freshness and long and lively exotic fruit finish.
“The 2018 Vouvray “Classic” from Domaine Marc Brédif seems to fall between a Sec and a Demi-Sec bottling in this vintage, though there is no mention of this on either the front or back labels. The wine is quite good, offering up a bright bouquet of lemon, quince, chalky soil elements, a bit of beeswax and a topnote of citrus blossoms. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and nicely light on its feet for a 2018, with a fine core of fruit, zesty acids and excellent balance and grip on the long and complex finish. I am not sure if this bottle will close down for a bit of hibernation down the road, but it is drinking splendidly well out of the blocks! 2020-2045.” 92 Pts – John Gilman
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