Loire Valley Chenin Blanc

Domaine de Beaumont

Le Facteur Su' L'velo Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2020

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

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Domaine Arnaud Lambert

Brézé Clos David Monopole Saumur Chenin Blanc 2019

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

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Foreau - Domaine du Clos Naudin

Vouvray Sec Chenin Blanc 2014

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

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Château Moncontour

Moncontour Vouvray 1985

Andrew Holod
9.1

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

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Domaine de la Taille aux Loups

Clos de Venise Monopole Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2018

Rich, but with mouth tingling acid and tons of exotic citrus. Some pine and pine-sol on the nose. Body is a little gras but that’s the vintage. — 10 days ago

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Bernard Fouquet

Domaine des Aubuissières Cuvée de Silex Vouvray Chenin Blanc

Sparkling chenin? Yes, pls. Doesn’t make me calibrate my mouth every sip. — 7 days ago

Severn, Sharon and 5 others liked this

Vincent Carême

Le Peu Morier Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2013

Very complex nose with aromas of bees wax, yellow apples, dried stone fruit and lemon. Sharp acidity on the palate, but the fruit is a bit thin. Just a bit past peak. — 4 days ago

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Foreau - Domaine du Clos Naudin

Moelleux Vouvray Chenin Blanc

Vintage 2011| An absolute monument of balance and elegance, só beautiful. Honey and hay in smell. Acidity and sweetness nicely balanced, hurray for Chenin Blanc | paired with a baked apple and vanilla sauce — 9 days ago

Peter, Ira and 23 others liked this
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Gorgeous wine

Domaine Fournier-Longchamps

Chamboureau Savenniéres Chenin Blanc 2014

Floral, honey, lovely aromas and flavors in this nicely-balanced, rich fruit, long finish, lovely Chenin Blanc!! — 4 days ago

Jim Powers
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Domaine Huet

Le Mont Demi-Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2016

Dry, dry, dry, dry, dry, sweet, dry. — 2 days ago

Shay, Jason and 13 others liked this