Jasnières, Touraine

Jean-Marie Renvoisé

Jasnières Chenin Blanc 2018

Pop and pour, notes from 3 hrs open. On the nose: softly oxidized pineapple, basil, drenched in meyer lemon. Wow, super yumny. On the palate: excellent acidity, more pineapple, basil and meyer lemon; good density and lovely fruit. Fantastic. — 20 days ago

Bob, Andrew and 11 others liked this

Champalou

Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2019

Delicious thick with low acid, apples, chamoy, and almost a lambec beer style funk. Even though I used to work in banking this one reminds me of that hipster girl that might skip a few showers and overcompensate with patchouly oil but watching her smile is like the sun rising and the curves make you want to buy a Lamborghini. Bright, and round in ways that defy Euclidean geometry. Very delicious. — 4 days ago

Vanessa, Dawn and 8 others liked this

Domaine Bernard Baudry

Les Grézeaux Chinon Cabernet Franc 2018

Drinking well right out of the gates. Merde well balanced with cool, bramble (boysenberry), dark chocolate and menthol. Might be my favorite vintage of this wine. Yum — 3 days ago

Alex, Neil and 7 others liked this

Domaine Michaud

Eclat de Silex Vieilles Vignes de Sauvignon Touraine Chenonceaux

Freshly cut grass, white pepper, sage, chalk. Nice tension. — 3 days ago

Eric, Peter and 1 other liked this

Pascal Janvier

Cuvée du Silex Jasnières Chenin Blanc 2015

Fruity ‘n flinty. Wet pebbles. Ripe lime, melon and honey. I suspect this is an adolescent. Poured in big glasses and needed time to open up. Still somewhat shy. Promising stuff. — 25 days ago

Rene, Peter and 4 others liked this

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.
— 12 days ago

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Domaine Guion

Deux Monts Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2010

2010 Loire reds are so good. Elegant, balanced, nice purple fruit, pepper and earth, savory, supple but structured, will last another decade at least — 3 hours ago

Iwan, Peter and 3 others liked this

Vincent Carême

Spring Vouvray Chenin Blanc

Flinty, aroma is basically nill. But also I had marinara sauce before, so maybe my senses are all outta whack.

Super elegant vouvray (autocorrect corrected vouvray to “boy rat”... which, why?)

Dry, yes, but balanced with a nicely textured creamy mouthfeel. Chewy. Lemon peel, mangoes, minerals, and even a bit of lychee.

Recommended by the friends at Frankly Wines. Great value.
— 43 minutes ago

Philip, Josh and 1 other liked this

Domaine du Salvard

Delaille Cheverny Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Always a favorite Loire Valley white! Whoa! This is very reminiscent of a New Zealand SB! That cat box aroma/taste (I know that sounds weird) is standing up very proud! Although not quite the acidic finish from NZ. An excellent selection if you can accept the funk! — a day ago

Vanessa, Severn and 14 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Sounds good! Cheers! 🍷🙂

Domaine de la Roche Bleue

Jasnières Sec Chenin Blanc 2015

Dad likes lots; Mom likes just a little less. — a month ago