Cremant De Loire

François Chidaine

Clos Habert Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2015

Vintage 2015 | off dry Chenin Blanc with excellent balance and a smell that reveals new impressions every time you take the glass to your nose: honey and minerals are prominent | often a wine really expresses itself in combination with food. This Clos Habert is perfect with the peppery rilettes of local star butcher Jean Maurice Lejeune. Second day, with ham in aspic — 5 days ago

Peter, Jan and 28 others liked this

Jérôme Bretaudeau

La Justice Amphore Chardonnay

Alex Lallos
9.2

Phenomenal chardonnay. Lots of baked apple, pear and citrus flavors. Mineral driven and long finish. Excellent mouthfeel. Goes down oh so nice — 2 days ago

Severn, David and 4 others liked this

François Chidaine

Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2018

I knew I loved their Chenin, but this is wonderful too—if you like a more ripe, slightly tropical sauvignon blanc, — 4 days ago

Eric, Robert and 7 others liked this

Domaine de la Butte

Mi-Pente Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2015

If you close your eyes and sniff, it has the huge aromatic volume of a cru classe right bank cab franc. But on the palate it’s way more linear and silky smooth and finishes long. — 4 days ago

Romain, Paul and 4 others liked this

Langlois-Château

Crémant de Loire Brut Rosé

Tonight I have opened the Langlois Crémant de Loire Brut Rosé Langlois-Château. This wine is made up of 70% Cabernet Franc and 30% Pinot Noir two grapes I just adore.

The nose has strawberry, raspberry, cherry, Necco Wafers candy, herbs and wet gravel.

On the palate is strawberry, raspberry, cherry, red currant and a nice crushed limestone minerality.

The wine has a beautiful pink-salmon color and is medium bodied with a pleasingly smooth creaminess mouthfeel and medium + acidity that moves seamlessly into a refreshingly long crisp finish. Welcome to the weekend, please be safe and stay healthy. Nostrovia! 🍾🍾🍾🍾
— 13 days ago

Hermes, David and 19 others liked this

Domaine de la Renaudie

Touraine Chenonceaux

Vintage 2018 | Smell with tropical fruit: passionfruit, lychee. A taste with citrus, good balance. Awesome p/q, I prefer this above mediocre Sancerre. Nice Sauvignon Blanc for lunch, with a tomato/mozzarella salad, with codfish and a oven zucchini dish. — 12 days ago

Dick, Ronald and 15 others liked this

Domaine Bernard Baudry

Le Clos Guillot Chinon Cabernet Franc 2016

Classic no. 2 pencil lead nose. White pepper, purple flowers. Palate is tart, and pretty rustic. Fine grained tannins. Unfolds to a bouquet of lavender. Still needs time. Planning on holding another 2-3 years before opening another bottle. — 7 days ago

Peter, Vanessa and 24 others liked this

François Chidaine

Les Bournais Franc de Pied Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2017

Delectable Wine
9.5

Also from the Le Bournais plot, but from 20 specific rows of ungrafted grapes. The volume has been turned up on flavors and aromas here. The fragrant nose reveals notes of grilled herb, beeswax and honey, and smokiness and saltiness carry through the dense palate into a long mineral finish. Fresh, powerful and ageworthy. (Jason Wilson, Vinous, July 2020)
— 14 days ago

Alex, Byron and 1 other liked this

Dandi

Vogelzang Vineyard Mourvedre 2019

My first Dandi from the LF guys and I’m really impressed. Fantastic nose and fruit for this Mourvèdre from the Happy Canyon Santa Barbara AVA. 12.5% abv. Still young so give it a lot of air. — 5 days ago

Eric, Josh and 28 others liked this

François Chidaine

Les Tuffeaux Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2018

Insanely aromatic, thick nose of chamomile, lanolin and the color spectrum of peaches. On the palate tutti-frutti basket with everything from white cherry to oranges. Thank you to the somms that let me interlope on their blinding session today, and sneak a slurp of this magical stuff. — 18 days ago

David, Ron and 5 others liked this