Loire Valley

Domaine de Vigneau-Chevreau

Cuvée Silex Vouvray Sec Chenin Blanc 2011

Saturday night and I have opened the 2011 Domaine Vigneau-Chevreau Vouvray Chenin Blanc.

On the nose there are notes of honeysuckle, chamomile, saffron, sake, marzipan, honeydew melon and brioche.

On the palate there is quince, hints of lemon, marzipan and honey.

This wine is in the stage of change becoming more aperitif like. The wine is medium bodied with medium + acidity that leads into a lightly salted honey finish.ets have a great weekend and please stay safe. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂
— a day ago

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De Chanceny

Brut Crémant de Loire Sparkling Blend

The is a pleasant sparkling wine from the Loire valley. It’s fun to see a sparkling wine with a touch of cab franc. Pleasant pear with nice acidity. Bright, young, and enjoyable. Slight green apple and very faint cherry. This is different and fun to drink on a back deck for Labor Day weekend. — 14 days ago

David, Daniel P. and 2 others liked this

Jean François Mérieau

Bulles Touraine White Blend

Solid bubbles picked out by my wife and paired with sushi 🥂🍣 Steely and chalky with a fair amount of minerality backed by notes of lemon peel and overripe pineapple. 90% Chenin Blanc + 10% Chardonnay. — 16 days ago

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Sharon B

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What a nice presentation!

Philippe Alliet

Coteau de Noiré Chinon Cabernet Franc 2016

a very good cab franc. reminds me of Paleo but on a less ripe version. No Brett or reduction....smell of small red berries, riper peppers and a touch of graphite. Second day it began to shut down but was more balanced. No touching my other ones for 4 or 5 years — 13 days ago

Mike, Ron and 4 others liked this

Caves des Producteurs Montlouis

Crémant de Loire Chenin Blanc Blend 2019

NV / 80% chenin blanc 15% chardonnay 5% cabernet franc slightly lemon and pear in smell, very vibrant taste, excellent p/q (bought in France) / Paired with fresh figs and serrano ham as start of Saturday meal — 9 days ago

Doctor, Chris and 9 others liked this

Domaine de la Taille aux Loups

Monopole Clos de Mosny Montlouis Sur Loire Chenin Blanc 2017

Sea breeze smell, with a fresh lemon melon Brie flavor, sophisticated and inviting (which is accurate), a well cooked sugar cookie, the taste is smooth and structured, with lemon, melon, herbs (but like ones that are not fresh but I mean that in a good non-domineering way) and the lemon comes to an abrupt haul and the acid just sits there and you look off the cliff of a stopping point that defines the taste, the end the is the end of a lemon drop and that’s all. The complexity comes to that simple point and that and the juxtaposition of the semi cheesy smell and deep lemon acid tastes make this wine a meal in and if itself — 16 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Domaine François Cotat

Les Culs de Beaujeu Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Vintage 2009 / Sunday lunch in the garden. I love September with these sunny days. Opened the bottle yesterday, floral tones in smell. A bit buxus. And a peculiar - not typical for sauvignon - honey impression. Today the wine opened up: beautiful jasmin smell, buttery. Vibrant acidity and surprisingly powerful. The floral smell remains. And a fine bitter in aftertaste. This bottle is among the finest Loire has to offer. / Paired with warm Liege Salad (salade Liégeoise, pommes de terre, haricots verts, bacon, vinaigrette). — 21 hours ago

Chris, E and 17 others liked this

Charles Joguet

Chinon Cabernet Franc Rosé 2015

Shay A
9.1

Monthly WTF wine group night. Our theme was American oak vs French oak. All wines tasted blind. We started off with two bottles of bubbly and finished with two non-themed reds.

One of the most unique, and enjoyable, rosés I’ve had in a while. More orange than pink in the glass. As expected, herbal and musty aromatics with underripe nectarine and black cherry skin. Soft and round on the palate with additional note of tart rhubarb. Complex. Thanks
@Jack Thompson
— 4 days ago

Jack ThompsonMark FlesherWill Adams
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Domaine Huet

Le Mont Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2007

Shay A
9.1

This is likely JUST entering a peak drinking window, and still on the upward trajectory. Killer aromatics of lemon meringue, crushed rock, and something reminiscent of a grilled lemon/citrus fruit. Acidity is still gripping, though not overpowering, with a slightly sweeter back palate and finish. Reminds me of a candied lemon drop with poached pear and ginger. — 9 days ago

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These are really beautiful with this kind of age and older.
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@David T : I can see that. I actually thought this was tasting young. Would love to try an older one to see how they evolve.

Etienne de Bonnaventure

Château de Coulaine Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 2014

Friendly tannins, light spices to complement to understated red fruit. Easy drinking but needs some air for the flavors to express themselves. — 7 days ago

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