2009 Touraine Thésée Puzelat-Bonhomme Sauvignon

touraine theseeNot a wine for technocrats but I love it all the same. Cloudy Sauvignon from the Touraine region of the Loire. It’s a product of legendary Loire winemaker Thierry Puzelat’s negociant arm, Puzelat-Bonhomme. Wild yeasts with little to no sulphur dioxide employed throughout the winemaking process. Imported by Andrew Guard.

Some feral sweaty cheese which gives way to an almost sherry-like nuttiness, bruised apple flesh, honeycomb, exotic teahouse notes, unsweetened marzipan, spice, herbs and a little citrus; which is really just to say that it’s overwhelmingly vinous and has a lot going on. Mouth-filling with curvaceous qualities yet there’s still a traceable line and plenty of length and energy. Textured, non-agressive phenolics are an absolute treat. So much fun and so very delicious. 94 Excellent

Region: Loire Valley
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Cork
Price: $35
Tasted: March 2013


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