Chenin Blanc

François Chidaine

Bouchet Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2014

Le Bouchet is an amazing value Chenin Blanc grown within the Vouvray appellation, but vinified across the river in Montlouis. It was made by Francois Chidaine with a vintage of 2014 and an ABV of 13.5%. It was $25 at @thomasliquors 🙌🙌

👁 It has a deep golden hue.

👃 On the nose, this wine has a medium(+) intensity of developing aromas, including notes of desiccated apple, bruised yellow pear, lemon curd, chalk, wet stone, dried white flowers, and honeycomb. The aromas are concentrated.

👄On the palate this wine is dry with notable residual sugar (possibly off-dry), it has medium(+) acidity, a medium(+) body due to the richness of the texture, medium alcohol, and a medium(+) intensity of flavors consistent with the nose, although with brighter citric influences. The finish is medium.

This wine has complexity; it's concentrated; it's for the cerebral type. I could see it pairing well with a variety of salads and cheeses and/or a pork roulade; we’re pairing it tonight with an herbed, grilled chicken, grilled bell peppers, and roasted asparagus.
— 6 days ago

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Bernard Fouquet

Le Petit Clos Vouvray Sec Chenin Blanc 2018

Fresh, pears and grapes, orangeblossom, jasmine, good chalky mineral core, acidity not overbearing; vintage gives this a creamy and rounded touch, which I like.
Very, very good for its 13€ price tag.
— 3 days ago

pascal, Bob and 10 others liked this

Le Moulin d'Angibault

Vouvray Chenin Blanc 1989

Vintage 1989 | Le Moulin d’Angibault, Alain Ferran, Vernou sur Brenne. Amazing young colour of this Chenin Blanc, shy smell, balanced taste with good counterpart from acids to sweetness. Would have guessed at least twenty years younger if tasted blind. Paired with a mixed fruit dessert. — 10 days ago

Rob, David and 15 others liked this

Château d'Epiré

Savennières Chenin Blanc 2018

Military Chenin - first rank straight faced silver skinned Savennieres without any sense of humor - not even a smirk.

Accents of pear, lime, jasmine flowers and smoking flint. Honest and transparent.

You can taste the chalky porous rock filters feeding the vines.

Bold austere flavors of lemon and crisp pear and white pepper with a little bitter bite of white flowers just at the end.
— 4 days ago

Dawn, Alex and 21 others liked this
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Champalou

Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2014

ESF
8.9

Bit surprised at how light & thin - also fairly austere & angular, nice structure & precise w/snappy acidity and clean finish. Aromatically muted w/apple skin, quince, lanolin, some floral & faint citrus. — 2 days ago

Andrew, Josh and 7 others liked this

Château de Chaintres

Exmuros Terre de Brézé Saumur Chenin Blanc

Vintage 2019 | I know... infanticide, but I wanted to try this Chenin Blanc because I was curious. It would be no punishment only to smell this wine... so multi-layered: lime, white peach, pear, vague impression of honey, saline, very lovely and broad. The taste has a high acidity and lots of potential. Razorsharp. Very nice wine from old vines, in transition to bio. | Paired with with asparagus, egg and ham, the classic combination. — 12 days ago

Andrew, Matt and 20 others liked this

Sandlands

Amador County Chenin Blanc 2015

Alder Yarrow
9.2

With five and change years on it, this wine is beginning its transformation. What were bright and juicy lemon and quince in youth are starting to take on more steely, herbal notes as savory and saline elements come to the fore. The color, if anything is even more youthful than before, holding a greenish tinge along with its blonde highlights. Killer acidity still reigns supreme here for complete refreshment. Gonna save a bottle or two and see where it goes in another 5 years. — 7 days ago

Shay, Stephen and 13 others liked this

Domaine aux Moines

Savennières-Roche aux Moines Chenin Blanc 2017

Pretty gold color. Peach blossom, white nectarine. Marzipan. Salty, savory long finish. Just perfect acidity. Fabulous. Savennieres! Consistently my favorite appellation for dry Chenin. Such a hidden gem. — 7 hours ago

Lyle, Severn and 16 others liked this

Enfield Wine Co.

Jurassic Park Chenin Blanc 2019

12% alcohol. Good acidity, not super complex but a really nice every day Chenin Blanc. Ripe yellow limes, lemons - hints of fresh cut grass - so juicy and fresh. I bought 6 bottles - my go to white for the next weeks. — 7 days ago

Ira, Josh and 5 others liked this

Domaine du Margalleau

Vouvray Brut Chenin Blanc 2019

Straight up honeycombs.

Creamy, dry, honey 🍯

I like it. Nothing extraordinary, but an interesting expression of Chenin
— 2 days ago

Philip, Ron and 6 others liked this