Chinon, Touraine

Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 2004

heavy pencil shavings and cigar smoke on the nose. black olive and green bell pepper too. color is definitely what you’d expect in a 20 year old wine. palate is consistent with nose, very bordeaux-lite. heavy cigar box. a lot of olive and herb tapenade character. some black pepper on the finish too. very savory overall. — 2 days ago

Pooneet, Severn and 1 other liked this

Domaine Huet

Le Haut-Lieu Moelleux Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2020

What an experience!! Nose is relatively shy, hard to tell it’s got 50+ g/l sugar, displaying fine but not exhuberant stonefruit, bruised apple. It is the power of the surprises, with even more structure and austerity. than its dry counterpart, fully enveloping  the luscious core achieving perfect balance. It’s very much not a dessert wine, it just has the balance the grape is asking for. Can’t add more notes, gotta save it and try with ages cheese :-) — a month ago

Domaine Bernard Baudry

Les Grézeaux Chinon Cabernet Franc 2019

Herbal, tomato leaf, blackberry, slight bell pepper, med body, fine tannin 👍 — 4 days ago

Jeroen, Ely and 4 others liked this

Domaine de Pallus

Les Pensées de Pallus Chinon Cabernet Franc 2016

Not a usual choice for us at dinner but this was a chef selection and went EXCELLENT with dinner. Lots of vegetables notes, light, earthy and medium tannins. — a month ago

Daniel and Eddie liked this

François Chidaine

Les Choisilles Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc

With salsify in cream sauce and smoked beef tongue — 2 days ago


La Baronnie Madeleine Chinon Cabernet Franc 2017

Vintage 2015 | love this vintage because it is frivolous, lightfooted elegance with raspberries in smell ánd taste. Paired with a stew. — a month ago

Daniel P., Doctor and 14 others liked this

Foreau - Domaine du Clos Naudin

Vouvray Sec Chenin Blanc 2014

Baked apple and quince, honey, wax, and herbs. Textured, concentrated, and lively. The complete package 🎁 — 21 days ago

Byron, Jay and 12 others liked this

Domaine Huet

Clos du Bourg Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2017

Need I repeat myself? always a delight. — a month ago

Dan liked this

Domaine Huet

Le Haut-Lieu Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc

The prettiest of a great lineup. Much more Mosel than Vouvray, leads with intense, ripe white peach and nectarine, fragrant apple, subtle florals. The exuberance of fruit never exceeds into Voigner-like cocktail but it’s kept in check by the mineral backbone in the nose. The palate has a perfect touch of rd to underline the fruity character and abundant minerality and acidity promising even better times to come with age — a month ago