François Janoueix

François Chidaine

Les Choisilles Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2018

Recommended by Union Square Wines, which is a nice looking shop, but definitely a bit overpriced and the traditional type of wine shop where their natural wine section is 4 bottles big and they love their tradition and pretension. Not opposed to it, just think it’s a blue ocean, why not be open to all possibilities of what something can be?

Long as it tastes good...

In any case, this was recommended to me as the traditional example of Chenin Blanc so decided to up the ante a bit and go for it.

Straw color. Champagne mangoes, slight thyme, orange blossom, and subtle jasmine.

Well-balanced. Simple in its structure, but being a writer I know when something seems simple, it takes a great amount of precision to achieve that nonchalant exceptionalism. Graceful, may be a better word.

Brioche, honeyed pecans, and a bit of tropical fruit and stone fruit. Light to medium acidity. It’s pleasant. Like laying in a hammock on a Monday night.
— 13 days ago

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Josh M

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Awesome. Secret to USQ wines is their case discount is a whopping 20%. I only shop there when there are a few things I want to stock up on.

François Chidaine

Clos Habert Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2011

Superb pairing with mac and cheese on the first snow day of the season. Funky white wine likes mushrooms. Rich, fruity, nice acid. — 5 days ago

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Domaine François Raveneau

Butteaux Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2008

So good. Just kept building with incredible weight and intensity. Enjoyed along side MDT 2004 and 2008 and Dauvissat Clos 2004. — 18 days ago

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Billecart-Salmon

Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart Brut Champagne Blend 2006

David T
9.4

Nose reveals macerated fruits of; green apples, pineapple, sour & macerated lemon, limes, kiwi, white peach, golden apple, candle /beeswax, understated white spice, limestone & volcanic powder, sea fossils & spray, caramel, vanillin, light herbaceousness, mint, yeast, bread dough, notes of melted brown sugar with white flowers, jasmine and yellow lilies.

The mouthfeel is lush & beautiful. The mousse so soft. The acidity is finely focused & lively. Slightly less (than the nose) macerated fruits notes of; green apples, pineapple, sour & macerated lemon, limes, kiwi, white peach, golden apple, candle /beeswax, understated white spice with perfect razor blade penetration on the tongue, Fine limestone & grey volcanic powder, sea fossils & spray, melted caramel, vanillin, light herbaceousness, mint, yeast, bread dough, used wood presence, notes of melted brown sugar with brighter white flowers, jasmine, mixed greens, and yellow lilies than the nose.

Steal at $99.
— 2 days ago

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Jean François Ganevat

Poulprix Red Blend 2017

The picture doesn’t do it justice with the bright clear cherry life-saver red color. Tastes how it looks with tart cherries and wile raspberries - LOVED IT! — 5 days ago

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Josh M

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Sitting on a bottle of this... thanks for reminding me to open it soon!
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@Josh Morgenthau Pure funky goodness!

François Chidaine

Les Bournais Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2015

Robe jaune or
Nez exotique et frais
Bouche gourmande mais à l équilibre parfait sucre fruit et fraîcheur fiable tendue
Très belle bouteille
— a month ago

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François Pinon

Brut Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2015

Elegant champagne alternative—at a tasty price. Nose is wonderfully fresh and teases an understated but complex palate, giving green apple, honey, ginger, wet stones, white flowers and a little fresh mushroom. — 14 days ago

Neil, Daniel P. and 8 others liked this

Domaine François Raveneau

Clos Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 1988

Light gold. Looks young. Took 5 hours to open up and show its stuff. In hour 6 this was cruising. Saline and sea shells, wispy lemon fruit, some honey, some white stone. The guesses from the fellas were 2002 Rav Clos and 1996 Rav Valmur. Shows how these properly stored aged Raveneaus can age effortlessly. — 8 days ago

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That’s impressive

François Raquillet

Vieilles Vignes Mercurey Pinot Noir 2018

Ljuvligt moget vuxengodis. Inte mkt att anmärka på (jo, förresten: priset. Men vinet var ändå rätt värt det). Vintedge. Småpartierna. — 9 days ago

Domaine François Raveneau

Montée de Tonnerre Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2004

‘04 Ravs are epic. Enjoyed alongside MDT 2008, Butteaux 2008 and Dauvissat Clos 2004. — 18 days ago

Ryan, Jan and 5 others liked this