Friday, July 17, 2009

2008 Domaine des Aubuisieres Cuvee de Silex

Not many Loire wines around here of late and it has been two years since I last published on a Vouvray. And I really liked those, so what gives?

No idea, but this 2008 Domaine des Aubuisières Cuvée de Silex (Vouvray) questions that oversight. A welcoming nose of woodsy fruit, green apples and mangoes (mango rind?), a noticeable flintiness. A softly textured palate held together by grainy minerality. Not off dry in my mind, just a hint of sweet green apple. Very nice balance, and a joy to drink at this price.
cork. 13% alcohol.
Score: 16/20
Price: C$18.50 (SAQ)


David McDuff said...

Glad to see you found this, Joe. Aubuisières' Vouvrays are great values across the board. The '07 Silex was going for as low as US$13 'round these parts, making it a comfortable pleasure to drink good Vouvray on a regular basis.

Joe said...

It is nice to find a wine like this - random selection off the shelf...note that our pricing up here includes the taxes and the bottle deposit, so that US$13 is pretty close to the price here. Any other $13 Vouvrays you recommend?

dennis said...

Glad to hear about this silex. Had an '07 a whle back and enjoyed it. Just picked up the '07 for $17US. Good buy and easy to find. Nice blog.

DWAFD said...

Just picked up the '08 is what I meant to say!

Joe said...

Thanks Dennis, and now I've fund yours. Any tax on that $17 bottle?