Loire Valley Chenin Blanc

Domaine Huet

Brut Pétillant Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2010

First time trying any Huet bubbly! Really like seeing how their style translates to a sparkling wine. Still has that Huet richness but with an even greater intensity of crackling energy and zing. Poured a bright medium (-) straw-gold hue. Medium (+) concentration of aromatics of ripe Anjou pear and both ripe and baked yellow apple, alfalfa honey, waxy lanolin scent, crushed chalk, puff pastry leesiness, and a bit of chamomile and jasmine. On the palate, there’s just-ripe Anjou pear and green apple, crushed wet stone, puff pastry and aged cheese rind leesiness, lemon curd, beeswax, and a tiny bit of fresh ginger and chamomile.
High acid, moderate and unobtrusive alcohol, dry, medium (-) to medium body with an oily leesy texture and moderate intensity of very fine bubbles. This was impeccably balanced. Simultaneous richness and zing. Still quite young, and would be even better with a bit more age.
— 14 days ago

Cassie Nordman
with Cassie
Riddley, Brendan and 9 others liked this

Nicolas Joly

Clos de la Coulée de Serrant Savennières Chenin Blanc 2010

Decanted (through an aerator) for 20 minutes. Bright, deep gold in color. Nose of dried apple, concrete block, and hay. Full body. Firm, bright acidity. Palate of dried apple, sweet hay, wintergreen, butterscotch, and a host of other layers that weave in and out on the tongue. Long finish of all those previous flavors. Can something be both laser focused *and* wide-ranging? Nicolas Joly says, “Mais oui!” — 6 days ago

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Les Dimes

Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2014

A nice delicate French Chenin Blanc with an aromatic nose of lemons and yellow apples. Off-dry, medium acidity and citrus, tree fruit and honeysuckle notes tickle the tongue. Paired with a spicy Thai curry. — 13 days ago

Château de Brézé

Saumur Chenin Blanc 2016

So autumnal and delicious. Ripping acid and limestone texture with ripe/oxidative orchard fruit, chamomile, honey, plentiful glycerol and musty lanolin. Tastes 5-7 years more mature than it actually is but in a good way — 11 days ago

Trixie, Adriana and 8 others liked this

Château de Brézé

Clos David Saumur Blanc Chenin Blanc

Great purity here. Intensity of stone fruit was on there on the front and mid. Back end has serious acid. I like the juxtaposition. So is Chenin from a great producer like this. — 24 days ago

Marci Collins
with Marci
Riddley, Shawn and 5 others liked this

Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

L'Insolite Saumur Chenin Blanc 2012

Super ripe, almost oxidative apple and stone fruit, candied ginger, honey, florals and petrol. Palate is consumed by tart apple and a round, persistent acidity. Medium+ body and a long acid-driven finish. Wish I had more to age, very interesting, delicious stuff. — 7 days ago

François Pinon

Silex Noir Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2015

Stewed ripe apples, ripe apricots. Slight oxidative nose with some white mushrooms and soy beans. Off-dry. Sharp acidity. — 15 days ago

Amr, Bob and 14 others liked this

Vincent Carême

Le Clos Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2014

Jeremy Shanker
9.1

Total sleeper. This wine is electric ⚡️ — 17 hours ago

Austin Ferrari
with Austin
Chris, Scott and 3 others liked this

Domaine du Collier

Saumur Blanc Chenin Blanc

For city’s win! Nice Chenin blanc! — a day ago

Jeffrey, Dave and 2 others liked this
Mark Green

Mark Green

City win at old Trafford and Mourinho gets milk poured over him, that’s a good weekend.

Clement Baraut

Pitrouillet Savennières Chenin Blanc 2014

Jaune claire
Frais et gourmand
Fruit jaunes épices
Attaque pleine mais fraîche
Milieu de bouche frais et gourmand
Finale fraîche saline sèche
Aucun bois
Direct et frais
— a day ago

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