2009 Domaine de Peyanne, AC Saumur
Don't get the wrong idea; just because I disagree with John Szabo MS about a certain wine, he's still one of my favourite wine critics to follow. I like his taste in wine and I trust his judgement, something exemplified in this humble bottle of Loire red that he gave the thumbs up to in the same WineAlign newsletter.
Simple Saumur, perfect cabernet franc fruit, all herbal and green, but perfectly ripe in the dark berries on the palate. Minerals shine, as does the freshness. Good, honest, authentic wine, all we can ask for.