Loire Valley, France

Domaine des Corbillières

Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2018

The Loire Valley has come to be a place to go for real solid Sauvignon Blanc. Touraine is a place near Sancerre which has some of the best Sauvignon Blanc in the Loire and Touraine is showing its moxie. I picked up the 2018 Domaine des Corbilliéres Touraine Sauvignon Blanc.

On the nose is very expressive fruit, lots of peach, lime, grapefruit, nectarine, white flowers, vanilla, pie crust, minerality and wet rocks.

The palate has notes of lime, peach, nectarine, grapefruit, minerality and wet river rock.

This wine is medium bodied with medium + acidity that follows with a long fresh crisp finish. The weekend is upon us, so please be safe. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂
— 4 days ago

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Vignobles Lacheteau

Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2018

Totally delightful. An off-dry delight that quenched my thirst and stoked my thirst for Chenin for life. Grinnin’ for Chenin? Nice balance of apples n pears and lanolin. Not exceedingly expressive when really cold so make it dinner, caress it’s punt and wait for it to open up. — 5 days ago

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Domaine Huet

Clos du Bourg Moelleux Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2002

Quite the birthday dinner. By far the best wine paring I have ever had with a dinner. Now it’s time to go run the Chicago Marathon! — 3 days ago

Shay, Shawn and 11 others liked this

François Chidaine

Les Bournais Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2017

We can’t get enough of top shelf chenin these days. 3 hour decant, tasting as it slowly unfolds from cellar to room temp. Palate is where this shines, a real shapeshifter. Beeswax, lanolin, jasmine, finishes like a sunset—dips out of sight and leaves you with a beautiful afterglow. — 20 hours ago

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@Peter van den Besselaar 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Domaine de la Taille aux Loups

Les Hauts de Husseau Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2016

Absolutely lovely. Both viscous and linear, crystalline yet dense. Much more classic Chenin profile than the Clos Michet, this is showing only a slightly reductive flinty top note. Everything else is pure Chenin. Awfully Vouvray-like. — 8 days ago

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François Chidaine

Les Tuffeaux Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2005

Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has pineapple core, lemon zest and papaya peel.
Palate has oxidized orange, dried orange peel, dried lemon peel, fresh apricot, blood orange and grapefruit peel.
Either past peak or still needs more time, last time we had this bottle the sweetness was over the top ~9 years ago; still sweet but mellowed some, more oxidative than past memory.
— 16 days ago

Mark, E and 27 others liked this

Couly-Dutheil

Les Chanteaux Chinon Chenin Blanc 2016

I love an aged Loire Chenin Blanc..drinking this a bit on the young side but still very enjoyable!
Deep honey gold in color...overripe pear..honey..tropical fruits..soft minerals and grass! This Chinon is just starting to show the wooly characteristics that I love in an aged Chenin Blanc. Fruit dominates...almost sweet!
— 5 days ago

Trixie, David and 9 others liked this
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Interesting label. Almost a story book scene. Enjoy your evening!🥂🙂
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Trixie thanks Trixie! Enjoying a nice crisp fall evening...hope your is the same!
Trixie

Trixie

'Tis almost too crisp here. Had a bit of snow last night. 😦

Clos du Tue-Boeuf

La Guerrerie Touraine Côt Gamay

This is Cot(Malbec) and Gamay and not Cabernet Sauvignon. — 2 days ago

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Domaine de la Chevalerie

Galichets Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2014

W&S Top 100. Come one, you know me. Loire Cab Franc in the lineup. The brass from W&S must have known I was coming. I’d happily buy that. — a day ago

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Monmousseau

Crémant de Loire Brut Chenin Blanc

I always enjoy a tasty Crèmant and considering the QPR on this one I would get this again! Creamy texture..lemon wax..peaches..almond croissants and bacon fat! Sub $20 at Binny's! — 16 days ago

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@Dawn E. Nice pic Cheers 🥂
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@P A thanks and Cheers to you! Even if you have watched snowflakes already! ❄
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@Dawn E. Dawn we love snow ❄️ Cheers ⛷🍷