14 May

Restaurant Wine Loves Coquerel Sauvignon Blanc

2011 Le Petit Coquerel Sauvignon Blanc
2012 Le Petit Coquerel Sauvignon Blanc ★★★★+
Both wines are unwooded (aged 7 months in stainless steel barrels); both are excellent values. The 2011 is very distinct in character (fig, lemon peel, lime, grapefruit), full bodied, and balanced; a Sauvignon with a long flavor evolution on the palate, and a medium long finish. 1,474 cases. The 2012 is riper and smoother in style; a wine that is supple, fruity (pear, grapefruit, lemon grass, lime), well balanced, and long on the finish. 1,934 cases.

2011 Terroir Coquerel Sauvignon Blanc ★★★★
Excellent quality: a complex, full bodied, well balanced Sauvignon with firm acidity, light toastiness, and a very long finish. In aroma/flavor, it tastes of vanilla, lemon grass, candied lemon, toast, honey, tobacco, and pink grapefruit. Aged 7 months in French oak barrels, 20% new. 1,474 cases.

Issues #152, 153 & 154