Loire Chenin Blanc

Nicolas Joly

Clos de la Bergerie Savennières Roche aux Moines Chenin Blanc 2019

Tasted single-blind as I knew there was a Joly at the table. In the glass, the wine is a bright straw color with no signs of sediment or gas. Medium+ viscosity. On the nose, medium+ intensity with some VA, slightly oxidative and very complex. Rather unusual notes of tahini, peaches, marmalade, wild flowers, and fresh green herbs. Acid is sneaky high and the finish is super long. Alcohol is high but well hidden. A massive wine. I called Savennières from a recent vintage and called producer as this had all the hallmarks of a naturally made wine and a certain style reminiscent of Joly. I adore these wines. — a day ago

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Domaine Huet

Le Haut-Lieu Demi-Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2020

Medium lemon color with aromas of fresh tropical fruits, citrus and honey nuts. On the palate flavors of peach and pineapple with lime citrus, lively acidity, good balance with fruit and a touch of sweetness on the medium off-dry finish. — a day ago

LM, Anthony and 7 others liked this

Domaine Huet

Cuvée Constance Vouvray Chenin Blanc 1989

First vintage of the Constance and still so youthful. Multidimensional, orange peel, dried apricot. Terrific acidity. — 4 days ago

Skip, Ira and 1 other liked this

Gaspard

Loire Chenin Blanc

Perfect with chicken pot pie on a Monday night. Sharp acid, light body, creamy vanilla pudding, lemon and orange. Good stuff.. — 14 days ago

Dawn, Severn and 6 others liked this

Thibaud Boudignon

Anjou Chenin Blanc 2017

Holy Moses this is the stuff. All kinds of citrus and green walnut notes and whopping mineral assortment on the nose and in the mouth. Intense body and richness layered on electric beams of acid. Lots of dry extract. Whisper of sweetness on the finish. Finish just won’t let up, hangs in your mouth like lemon taffy. This wine is on fire right now; it’s like a world class orchestra that’s just tuned up. — 3 days ago

Ted, Tom and 37 others liked this
Peter van den Besselaar

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I am so happy with every bottle of B I can put in the cellar 😍

Nicolas Joly

Clos de la Coulée de Serrant Savennières Chenin Blanc 1990

Medium gold color. High pitched nose. Notes of lemon, apricot, stones and some spice. Rich in the mouth, with ample acidity although the structure, fruit and acidity combo feels like this has some good age. There's a slight mustiness too. Really good. Guessed 86 Ramonet Ruchottes. — 2 days ago

Severn, Josh and 13 others liked this

Domaine Huet

Le Mont Demi-Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2018

PVery nice wine! Balance is beautiful! Apples, Honey, white flowers, Pear, vanilla pudding, Cotton candy and minerals. Alc. 14%...like candy! — 6 days ago

Sharon, Raul and 25 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Great notes. Cheers!🥂

Domaine Huet

Le Mont Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2020

Probably shouldn’t have opened this so so young. It’s delicious and elegant but still embryonic and thus hard to evaluate. Melon, kiwi and quince on the nose and palate. Very bright, tart, with a touch of sweetness but hasn’t taken on density yet. 9.3 for now

Update: easy 9.4 by day 3… it’s now a full blown freak show of kaleidoscopic fruit. Expect this will be even better with a few years.
— 6 days ago

Juan, Tom and 38 others liked this
Peter Sultan

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Oh yeah baby. It’s so hard not to be tempted…@Josh Morgenthau
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@Peter Sultan and all it really needed was a few hours of air. Shaping up to be a beauty!

Domaine Belargus

“Les Quarts” Chenin Blanc 2018

This is sweet perfection! What a direct hit on the nose and mouth, the nose is TBA from the highest level and the mouthfeel is awesome. Just try it, sip it and smell it for a extended explosion of pure wine pleasure. — 13 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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What year, Willem?

Domaine Huet

Le Mont Moelleux Première Trie Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2017

Cathy Corison
9.2

Gold/copper color Brown sugar. Savory, tart. Apricots. Puff pastry. — 4 days ago

Dawn, Paul and 24 others liked this