After losing half their 2017 crop to frost, Thierry and Emmanuel Delaille of Domaine du Salvard received a sort of divine compensation in 2018. At last, an abundant harvest endowed with excellent ripeness and superb balance! True bon vivants, the brothers seemed especially jovial when we sampled the 2018s in June. Beaming with joy and always quick to pun, they poured me a lineup of wines boasting a comparable liveliness, verve, and lighthearted disposition. Their Cheverny, a festive mélange of frisky Sauvignon with an enriching splash of Chardonnay, remains one of the most quaffable whites we import. Exotic and citrusy with a trademark zingy finish, this wine simply goes down way too easy. Lucky for us, there is twice as much as last year!
-- Anthony Lynch, Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant