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Maison Darragon Vouvray Demi-Sec 1990


An absolutely stunning Vouvray Demi-Sec from one of the greatest vintages of the last century. I remember meeting Pierre Darragon when this wine was first bottled. I was on holiday in the Loire Valley and I went for a tasting to meet him finally. Both the 1989 and the 1990 were superb vintages but if there was an edge, this had it. And now some 30 years on from birth it has developed into a quite majestic wine that tastes as if it were made yesterday. The aromas are quite superb with apple fruit dominant. The palate is both full and rich yet the fresh acidity lifts the flavours and makes the whole thing seem so young. The finish is again quite amazing and so long. A superb wine. How to drink it? Well perhaps on your knees!! A great experience. a rich liver pate would be sensational with this, black and white pudding too which was offered when I first tried it or maybe simply fried wild mushrooms. Whatever you put with it, it's sure to bring a smile you your face. 

Country: France
Region: Loire Valley
Subregion: Vouvray
Vintage: 1990
Colour: White
Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc
ABV: 12.5%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Rich rather than sweet
Drink With: Liver pate or simply pan fried.