Superb nose with green apple, wax, pear, a tiny touch of honey and a tiny bit of reduction at first, that went away after a short while in the glass. The palate is very precise with a laser beam acid drive, some matter and a nice mouthfeel, apple and pear notes, and a long, clean and fresh finish with the same fruit notes. I had it along a nice scampi ravioles dish in fish espuma and it was a perfect pairing. — 6 days ago
Translucent light colour. Typical nose of
Chenin, citrus zest, melon. In the mouth, the acidity is sharp and constitutes the backbone of the tasting, which is spread over several levels, with notes that are both resin and herbaceous mineral. It is certainly a work of high mastery. Perfect with oysters and seafood.
Robe claire translucide. Nez type des
Chenin, zeste d’agrume, melon. En bouche l’acidité est tranchante et constitue la colonne vertébrale de la dégustation qui s’étage sur plusieurs niveaux, avec des notes autant minéral rés que herbacées. C’est assurément un travail de haute maîtrise. Parfait avec des huîtres et fruits de mer. — 16 days ago
When I contrast this Chenin Blanc with Huet I imagine the Foreau stays close to its character for life: not quite austere, but serious & pedigreed. With 8 years on it already could easily ingest another decade or so with no less for wear & tear. The Huet on the other hand goes through Zelig like changes, and at times tastes purely Burgundian while others it’s more Viognier- like. — 8 days ago
A very old bottle bought back from a customer cellar. Foil suggests serving chilled or "ice cold," welcome to 80's era wine guidance.
Medium gold color. Nose is apples, slightly bitter apple pip/skin. With air shows some delicate/floral peach aromas. Balance is spot on with a good acid/sweet balance. Maybe this would be between sec and demi sec these days. There is a slightly bitter mid palate attack that echos an apple pip/cyanic character. Surprisingly good given character of cork, which refused to come out with an ah-so and retreated to the bottle. — 16 days ago