Loire Valley

De La Mulonniere

Loire Valley Chenin Blanc

A delicious Chenin Blanc from France. Showing honey, yellow apples, apricot, tropical fruits, pineapples, citrus and spices.

Full bodied with medium acidity.

Dry to off dry on the palate and delicious.

Good by itself or with food. Nicely balanced with nice complexity.

100% Chenin Blanc grapes from Anjou.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.
— 2 days ago

Iwan, Trixie and 19 others liked this

Domaine Huet

Réserve Brut Vouvray Pétillant Chenin Blanc 2009

I’ll admit it. I had no idea Huet made a sparkler. They do and it’s really good. All chenin blanc (obviously) and at 10 years old it’s starting to drink well but could definitely go longer. Bone dry, chalky and with pear and lychee notes abounding. A nice change up in sparklers. — 3 days ago

Severn, Mark and 2 others liked this

Couly-Dutheil

Clos de l'Echo Chinon Cabernet Franc 2015

100% cabernet franc. without added sulphites. unfiltered wine, very natural. A delight of freshness. very lively wine on fresh black fruits: blueberries, blackcurrants, blackberries. complex notes of copper, tobacco ... deep, dense with a beautiful freshness, and a light final. magnificent ! — 7 days ago

Jean-Philip, Dan and 2 others liked this

Domaine de la Chanteleuserie

Alouettes Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2015

Excellent gateway Cabby Frank and always one of the better values in the Kermit Loire portfolio. Cool, ferrous, fruits de sous-bois, shade wrapper leaf. Complete, sumptuous and satisfying. — 9 days ago

Chris, Peter and 1 other liked this

Puzelat-Bonhomme

La Tesnière Touraine Pineau d'Aunis 2018

Straight black pepper to the nose. Clear dark ruby. Cranberry, deep forest berry on palate. Light body but nice lengthy finish. Red currant. Very much appreciate pinaeu d’aunis for an occasional fling but maybe not to settle down with. — 7 days ago

Peter, Serge and 2 others liked this

De Chanceny

Crémant de Loire Brut Rosé Blend

Had been digging their regular brut and this really delivers as well. Dry as hell and nice minerality and perfectly carbonated. — 3 days ago

Brendan, Mike and 1 other liked this

Domaine Fabrice Gasnier

Le coteau de Sonnay Chinon Chenin Blanc 2017

Not a fan of most Chinons Blanc, as they often start life lean and mean, then go absolutely nowhere. This, however, is that rare exception: already tender and alluring, showing acacia, melon, honeysuckle and wet gravel, with an unctuous texture and a fair dash of residual sugar (albeit perfectly balanced by massive acids). Fabulous. — 6 days ago

Ira, Chris and 1 other liked this
Chris Shultz

Chris Shultz

Have you had any of the domaine's other wines? I see them at Moore Bros, where I get a discount. They're already very underpriced.
Chip Hughes

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Have followed all of Gasnier’s wines for a few years. They are- after a couple of difficult vintages in the early teens- uniformly superb.
Chris Shultz

Chris Shultz

Great to hear. I will start to do so as well

Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme

Touraine Sauvignon 2018

I’d honestly forgotten that Sauvignon Blanc can have personality. This is the second in a week that’s made my brain tingle. Accented by pronounced viscosity and texture are ripe juicy orchard fruits - the softest pears and ripe red delicious thick skinned apples. — 8 days ago

Dawn, David and 22 others liked this

Caves des Producteurs Montlouis

Accord Confidential Chenin Blanc 2010

Vintage 2010 / Tasted my last bottle of this Chenin Blanc four years ago... no signs of aging, amazingly fresh, vivid and charming. This ‘tendre’ has some wood-ripening. Beautiful smell of jasmin and vanilla. Perfect harmony and many many years to go. I love it. / Paired with a ‘Brabants worstenbroodje’ a regional specialty, a saucage bun. — 14 days ago

Ira, Daniel P. and 10 others liked this
Martijn

Martijn

Your worstenbroodje looks a bit dark @Peter van den Besselaar did you set the oven temp too high 😂

Domaine de la Taille aux Loups

Moelleux Aux Loups Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2015

Jasmine and orange blossom and green welches grape juice, pear juice and good acid and slight pleasant bitterness in finish. — 11 days ago

Peter, Ron and 4 others liked this