Jancis Robinson : Project Loire – the Sauvignons


Delobel, B de Oisly Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Touraine

Certified organic. Vines planted in 1966. 10 months on lees.
Rich, green-fig nose that became more and more Seville-orange marmalade over
a few days. A touch of eucalyptus and green peppercorn. Quite of bit of
racehorse kick to this wine. No aperitif-sipping little snippet of a wine. Intense
orange citrus, but not fruity. Subtle notes of vanilla pod. Pair this with serious
food. I'm thinking rare lamb steaks with a mint-and-yogurt sauce.…. [I did try this
with rare lamb, roast romanesco and a tahini-lemon-mint-garlic-yogurt dressing.
It worked beautifully straight off with the romanesco and yogurt, but it kind of
hovered with the lamb.…. until we squeezed a few drops of lemon juice over the
meat. Then it took off.] (TC) 14.4%

Drink 2020 - 2022
Imported into the USA, Netherlands and Asia