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
Light, fruity but with some complexity and depth. Would get again; from Farm & Coast, aka Gary — 9 days ago
Bottle code L 115 99. 2021 winter. I thought this was a highly enjoyable, generous, open Champagne in a traditional style - i.e. perhaps a touch less dry (within the brut range) than is fashionable. Apparently the importer has been trying to bring it to Japan for a while and finally managed to secure a single lot - but now the wine is going out of production. I’m not sure if that is fully accurate but if so a shame. — 6 days ago
La Chaux is a Cerebral ice bath. A beautiful complex thinker.
Sniff this thing. Goes deep. Reminds you that there are three dimensions, four dimensions, maybe other dimensions?
Spiritually oxidized, but also bright and yellow in its Chardonnay birth suit.
Smells like candied lemondrop, sweet basil, and volatile Vietnamese cinnamon. Tastes like browned apples and sour starfruit. — 17 days ago
Beautiful bouquet upon opening. Orange zest, quince, pear and cantaloupe explode from the glass. Crazy minerals too, a strong granitic quality. The palate is rich, round, chewy, but structured with a nice bit of RS. The heft and volume is impressive, but also kind of overbearing at this stage. Like a lot of ‘18 Loire Chenins lacks some acid relative to richness. Just needs to shed its baby fat. — 15 days ago
Wild ride of a wine. Lustrous amber heavy skin contact character. Cider, orange blossom and jasmine topnotes with cinnamon, ginger, tree bark, cardamom, walnuts, and curry emerging over time. So acetic it pushes me to the edge but by god the precision and unfolding aromatic complexity is astounding; it is not microbial or dirty; and as it opens, a roundness and richness balances the VA. Good stuff. — 21 hours ago