Loire Valley Chenin Blanc

Patrick Corbineau

Touraine Chenin Blanc 2010

Chenin blanc responds brilliantly to oxydation. The wine is structured, with mouth watering acidity and aromatic components partly similar to a Savagnin from Jura. A bottle that can literally live forever #oxydatif2010 — 6 days ago

Phil, Dick and 9 others liked this

Brendan Stater-West

Les Chapaudaises Saumur Chenin Blanc 2015

Very down with this. Guy who rents out some vines from Guiberteau and does very comparable wines; maybe lacking the fine balance of that stuff but exceptional nonetheless. — 3 days ago

Lulu Doyle
with Lulu
Brendan, David and 1 other liked this

Clos du Tue-Boeuf

Clos du Tue-Boeuf Touraine Pineau de la Loire

working overtime, i guess to drink this wine in pajamas? as the 24 year old kitten at my work says "you're just filling the void" - i'd fill it with this again. — 3 days ago

Heather liked this

Domaine Huet

Le Haut-Lieu Demi-Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2016

Lees contact. Lemon, lime, citrus zest and lots of red delicious apples. Very high acidity with a touch of RS. Harmony and balance. — 16 days ago

Brendan, Stuart and 18 others liked this

Château d'Epiré

Le Hu Boyau Savennières Chenin Blanc 2015

Lyle Fass
9.4

A cuvee that does not see these shores often. Nose is terrific. Not in an oxidized style at all. Tight, focused and mineral. Some Meyer lemon as well. Very nice. Honey. Flowers. Very Chenin. But a bit closed. Also very mineral. Dense, complex, juicy and explosive. Young and needs a 2-3 hour decant and likely 5-6 years of age. Incredibly long finish. Brilliant balance. Stunning intensity and length. — 7 hours ago

Severn, Amr and 4 others liked this

Sauvion

Signature di Cleray Anjou Chenin Blanc 2016

Vintage 2016 - 100% chenin blanc, vinification 20% in oak barrels 80% stainless steel. Fresh smell, citrus, razorsharp taste. Lovely simple wine that gives joy! — 8 days ago

Willem, Amr and 7 others liked this

Eric Morgat

Litus Chenin Sec Sur Spilite 2013

Fresh, herbal, mineral-driven Anjou Chenin Blanc from a 1 ha parcel just over the river from Savennieres. Vine roots were planted into the fissures of a volcanic rock, no top soil. A very lean, racy and exotic character to this wine that is pure expression of the soil. Pithy, lime-accented with a sense of delicacy and searing acidity on the finish. Extremely low ph even by Loire standards, this is a killer food wine with a shimmering brightness and distinct personality. — 11 hours ago

Domaine Huet

Clos du Bourg Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2008

Just beautiful.
Gorgeous, rich bouquet of fruitpunch, spice, herbs, honey and a dash of a petrol. Apricot, peach, candied citrus, hints of almondpaste, honey and wool in the palate.
Concentrated and creamy mouthfeel. This is very well balanced and complete. Drinking at peak.
And @ under 20€, a real QPR-winner.
— 7 days ago

James, Rene and 12 others liked this

Domaine du Closel-Château des Vaults

Crémant de Loire Chenin Blanc

I can’t get enough of Savenneires Chenin right now. This is fantastic sparkling option that is incredibly round and full with tremendously bright acidity that brings it all together. Fantastic. — 22 days ago

Keith, Kyle and 8 others liked this

Domaine du Closel-Château des Vaults

Clos du Papillon Savennières Chenin Blanc 2013

This is a journey in a glass. Pure golden color with great reflection. Massive floral aromatics with honey and apricots, hints of petrol (botrytis perhaps) and ripe mango. Soft, sweet tropical fruit on the entry drying out on the mid palate with a slightly bruised golden apple character, offering a rounded mouthfeel (sur lie aging). Subtle minerality on the finish, brings an herbal tea component in wonderful contrast to the almost pillowy texture on the mid palate. Med + body, high acidity, moderate alcohol, extremely versatile and food friendly. Technical notes notwithstanding, this is a Chenin Blanc of such remarkable complexity, finesse, power and balance; the sheer range and magnitude of flavors and aromas make it nearly impossible to describe. Pure, classic, regal. Simply lovely. — 3 days ago