Domaine Philippe Tessier Les Sables Cour-Cheverny Romorantin 2013

9.019 ratings on Delectable

Ratings on Delectable

Jeff Sidwell Delectable Pro

Owner Bon! Gourmet

Juicy and bright quite dry

Juicy and bright quite dry

Nick Bumstead Delectable Pro

Super lean and delicious Romorantin.

Super lean and delicious Romorantin.

Erik Nordman

Love these Tessier Cour-Cheverny blancs. This one is from a single site with an average vine age of 30 years planted on limestone bedrock with upper layers of silica and clay. Romorantin is such a curious, interesting grape. Simultaneously rich yet also cutting and angular. Always kinda gives me Chenin-y vibes but it’s still so different even from that. This pours a medium (-)/medium bright gold hue. Moderate concentration of aromatics of Granny Smith apple juice, wet rocks, preserved lemon, a slight honeyed aspect, and a floral spice that I’m having real trouble placing specifically but it’s quite nice. On the palate, there’s both Granny Smith apple juice as well as ripe intact Granny Smith apples, a more prominent wet stone minerality, preserved lemon, beeswax, and pickled ginger. HIGH acid, dry, medium (-) body with a slightly oily texture, and medium (-)/medium alcohol. On the palate it feels like there’s possibly the tiniest bit of phenolic action going on but it’s incredibly subtle. Solid stuff and begging for some oysters or perhaps a bright shrimp-based dish. Also had it at our wedding earlier this year so it feels nostalgic to enjoy another bottle!

Love these Tessier Cour-Cheverny blancs. This one is from a single site with an average vine age of 30 years planted on limestone bedrock with upper layers of silica and clay. Romorantin is such a curious, interesting grape. Simultaneously rich yet also cutting and angular. Always kinda gives me Chenin-y vibes but it’s still so different even from that. This pours a medium (-)/medium bright gold hue. Moderate concentration of aromatics of Granny Smith apple juice, wet rocks, preserved lemon, a slight honeyed aspect, and a floral spice that I’m having real trouble placing specifically but it’s quite nice. On the palate, there’s both Granny Smith apple juice as well as ripe intact Granny Smith apples, a more prominent wet stone minerality, preserved lemon, beeswax, and pickled ginger. HIGH acid, dry, medium (-) body with a slightly oily texture, and medium (-)/medium alcohol. On the palate it feels like there’s possibly the tiniest bit of phenolic action going on but it’s incredibly subtle. Solid stuff and begging for some oysters or perhaps a bright shrimp-based dish. Also had it at our wedding earlier this year so it feels nostalgic to enjoy another bottle!

9.1

Jerome Sabbagh

Always delivers

Always delivers

9.0

Ian Bailey

Yes please

Yes please

9.2

Philippe Dupuis

Perfect ripeness supported by typical (yet always impressive!) natural acidity of the Romorantin. A real treat.

Perfect ripeness supported by typical (yet always impressive!) natural acidity of the Romorantin. A real treat.

9.0

Michael Piaker

21 March 2016. The Four Horsemen, Brooklyn, NY.

21 March 2016. The Four Horsemen, Brooklyn, NY.

9.1

Caitlyn Levan

Drink with roasted veg while you veg

Drink with roasted veg while you veg

8.5

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