Loire Valley Chenin Blanc

Delecheneau (Coralie et Damien)

La Grange Tiphaine Clef de Sol Chenin Blanc 2017

The three I tried from Le Grange Tiphaine really put me in a chair. This though, is one of the best Loire expressions of Chenin I’ve ever come across. It’s rich, steely, textured, with smokey flinty, fresh (not baked) small stone fruits. Apricots, quince, pear. Wow. — 4 days ago

Eli, Severn and 22 others liked this
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Ely Cohn I want a glass!! You have wonderfully eclectic taste!
Ely Cohn

Ely Cohn

Thank you @Dawn E. You do too! Hope you can find some of this!

Pascal Janvier

Jasnières Chenin Blanc 2018

Loved this. Went out to eat and had to try this Loire Chenin. When the bottle came and the back said ‘Kermit Lynch Imports’ I knew I was in good hands! Honey, pear, minerality. A rounder mouthfeel. Incredibly balanced. A real treat. Need to find this for the store! — 7 days ago

Domaine Guiberteau

Saumur Chenin Blanc 2018

Absolutely stunning. This release/vintage has a lot of life left in it. I cannot wait to drink my other cellared bottle in ten years. Fresh yellow and white orchard fruits, young creamy Brie cheese, multiple layers of texture and minerality. I will literally FIGHT to continue buying upcoming vintages of Romain Guiberteau’s releases, with avid search for his small release Cabernet francs from Saumur; even Grolleaus, with fingers crossed that they will stay so affordable. Wait and see, his release prices are going to quickly climb in the coming years. — 24 days ago

Josh, Peter and 1 other liked this

Domaine La Grange Tiphaine

Nouveau Nez 2016

Candy for the Chenin freaks like me. Preserves varietal character better than most sparkling Vouvray. Off dry with about 14g of RS, all of which comes from pressed juice (no dosage). Baked red apple, blanched almonds, and spiced honey cake. Powerful big textures. — 13 days ago

Sharon, Alex and 20 others liked this

Emmanuel Brochet

Quarts de Chaume Grand Cru Chenin Blanc 2011

Vintage 2011 / excellent balance from this Chenin Blanc, made by Ampelidae, thanks to cooperation with Château Bellerive — 9 days ago

Martijn, Andrew and 14 others liked this

François Chidaine

Les Bournais Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2017

13% abv, high acid, honey, candied apricot, lime, red plum, red cherry, chalk. Medium + intensity and finish. — 2 days ago

Domaine Huet

Le Haut-Lieu Demi-Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2017

A beautiful study in balance. Indulgent tropical fruits and sharp, clarifying acid. — 2 days ago

Dawn, Hugh and 11 others liked this

Eric Morgat

Clos Serteaux Savennières Chenin Blanc 2015

Jeremy Shanker
9.3

Wow. Morgat is getting better and better each vintage. Only 1000btls of this cuvée. — 4 days ago

E, Martin and 8 others liked this

Château de Brézé

Clos David Saumur Blanc Chenin Blanc 2014

Wow... this was outstanding. A floral bouquet + honeycomb + chalk left out in the rain... And I haven’t even got to the tingly, acidic grace note yet. A wonderful complement to grilled halibut with lemon and asparagus. — 2 days ago

Clos Rougeard

"Brézé" Saumur Chenin Blanc 2008

A tremendous wine...length and power — 8 days ago

David, Mike and 4 others liked this