Chenin Blanc

Delecheneau (Coralie et Damien)

La Grange Tiphaine Clef de Sol Chenin Blanc 2017

The three I tried from Le Grange Tiphaine really put me in a chair. This though, is one of the best Loire expressions of Chenin I’ve ever come across. It’s rich, steely, textured, with smokey flinty, fresh (not baked) small stone fruits. Apricots, quince, pear. Wow. — 4 days ago

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Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Ely Cohn I want a glass!! You have wonderfully eclectic taste!
Ely Cohn

Ely Cohn

Thank you @Dawn E. You do too! Hope you can find some of this!

Domaine La Grange Tiphaine

Nouveau Nez 2016

Candy for the Chenin freaks like me. Preserves varietal character better than most sparkling Vouvray. Off dry with about 14g of RS, all of which comes from pressed juice (no dosage). Baked red apple, blanched almonds, and spiced honey cake. Powerful big textures. — 13 days ago

Sharon, Alex and 20 others liked this

Emmanuel Brochet

Quarts de Chaume Grand Cru Chenin Blanc 2011

Vintage 2011 / excellent balance from this Chenin Blanc, made by Ampelidae, thanks to cooperation with Château Bellerive — 9 days ago

Martijn, Andrew and 14 others liked this

Broc Cellars

Shell Creek Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2018

Still Chenin is Broc’s racehorse. 2018 is complex, layered, restrained, complete. I remember 2017 having some extra umph. Lean and full of acid, it has more in common with Chablis or Sancerre than Vouvray. Lemon and sea shells, seaweed, and puff of smoke. — 9 days ago

Michael, Tom and 19 others liked this
Peter van den Besselaar

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Thx, added to my wishlist to visit and taste.
Ely Cohn

Ely Cohn

@Peter van den Besselaar this is very good. I’ve visited Broc and it’s a lot of fun. My next chenin post, though, is spectacular. Stay tuned

Domaine Huet

Le Haut-Lieu Demi-Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2017

A beautiful study in balance. Indulgent tropical fruits and sharp, clarifying acid. — 2 days ago

Dawn, Hugh and 11 others liked this

Cedergreen Cellars

Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2015

Pear & quince paste aromatics and through the palate. This was made on the lees, so it shows an almost creamy texture. Great acidity and shows a balance of fresh finesse along with powerful fruit. Lots of Chenin has been torn out of the ground in Washington, but the grape is making a comeback. Old vine bottlings like this one keep that story alive. — 17 days ago

LM, Hugh and 24 others liked this
David Shaw

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Save the old vine chenin!

Pax Mahle Wines

Buddha's Dharma Mendocino County Chenin Blanc 2017

Good fruit (old vine, 1944) really liking the mineral aspect and neutral barrel with possible slight brett (or natty wine note, savory, good) . 12.2 ABV is fantastic.
Lemon, redwood, stone, honeysuckle
— 7 days ago

P, "Odedi" and 1 other liked this

Ludovic Chanson

Les Cabotines Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2017

Exactly what I want in chenin: ripe apples, chamomile, a bit of cheese and minerality! Perfect with a simple omelette! — 7 hours ago

Josh, Julia and 10 others liked this

Eric Morgat

Clos Serteaux Savennières Chenin Blanc 2015

Jeremy Shanker

Wow. Morgat is getting better and better each vintage. Only 1000btls of this cuvée. — 4 days ago

E, Martin and 8 others liked this

Mullineux Family Wines

Kloof Street Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2018

Cold and crisp. A fine quaff as we set up the game room, filled out prop bets, and listened to pre game chatter. — 12 days ago

Mark Freund
with Mark
Severn, Ryan and 4 others liked this