Loire Valley Chenin Blanc

Château de Brézé

Clos de la Rue Saumur Chenin Blanc

Amazing freshness, great acidity, no reduction, much cleaner than some other highly sought after allocated wines from the hill, everyone drools over. This may be the best representation of Brézé. I bought all of what is in Oregon. — 11 hours ago

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Nicolas Joly

Les Vieux Clos Savennières Chenin Blanc 2011

Andrew Holod
9.7

Best bottle I've cracked in some time. Even the less savvy wine drinkers at dinner commented on its complexity and ability to pair w food. I did not decant or let it breathe, just pop and pour. Delicious w Olde Salt oysters from the Chesapeake Bay. — 18 days ago

Ellen, Keith and 5 others liked this

Domaine des Baumard

Quarts de Chaume Chenin Blanc 2005

Shay A
9.4

Whoa. Never had a wine like this. Chenin Blanc that has turned very dessert like/sweet. The nose on this is fantastic! Honeyed pear, orange marmalade, and something similar to bananas foster. Palate has become viscous but still retains acidity. Shows some overripe pineapple alongside toasted almonds and marzipan. Incredibly unique and complex. Very cool bottle @Mark Flesher . — 19 days ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

I’m thinking about bananas foster! Haven’t had for years.
Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

Really crazy wine. Opened at first to a honeysuckle and mushroom note. Poured a medium amber into the glass. Thick and dense. Nose of honeysuckle and sweet pear. This one changed as it sat out. Started to lose the mushroom and was more of a honeysuckle, banana cream, hint of apricot. Sweeter fruit with a little bit of a bite to the middle. The middle is where I was getting kind of a sweet roasted cashew. Finished thick. Probably the craziest Chenin I've had. But wow, not a bad little wine at all, and a great way to end a Thursday!
9.4
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Great producer for Chenin

Domaine Guiberteau

Saumur Chenin Blanc 2015

Alex Lallos
9.0

Not 'Breze' but so damn good. Less complex, more minerally but guiberteau all the way. Very pleasing wine. Thanks @Max Kogod kogod wine merchant — 2 days ago

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Domaine du Closel-Château des Vaults

La Jalousie Savennières Chenin Blanc 2015

Yellow pears, green apples, lanolin, peanut shells, white flowers, almonds. Rounded acidity, medium bodied, juicy-oily texture, long orchard, honeysuckle finish. From younger vines on schist, tension between lightness and hints of richness, gorgeous weight, long mineral driven finish. Truly a special domaine. — 18 days ago

Ira, Riddley and 9 others liked this

Domaine Lise & Bertrand Jousset

Exilé Chenin Blanc 2017

What a wonderful blend of chenin with sharp southwest white grapes! You can really feel the balance of the broad, peach-y qualities with the laser focus and lemon zest acidity. Fantastic wine. — 7 days ago

Pithon-Paillé

Coteau des Treilles Anjou Chenin Blanc 2009

Holy shit. It doesn’t get much better than this. Powerful and rich, aged beautifully with just the right amount of nutty oxidation and a sligthly cheesy/lactic edge, all kept in check by a good amount of acidity. Super complex. — 17 days ago

Adam, Ira and 3 others liked this

Domaine Arnaud Lambert

Brézé Clos Du Midi Saumur AOC Chenin 2017

Yellow apples, peanut shells, white flowers, lime zest. Electric acidity, light-medium bodied, juicy texture, mouth watering briny slightly floral finish. Generous aromatics, acid-mineral mid palate tension, liveliness continues beyond finish. This wine seems plugged into a wall, in a good way. Excels beyond price point. — 19 days ago

Ira, Riddley and 5 others liked this

Domaine Guiberteau

Brézé Saumur Chenin Blanc 2014

Mason Balistreri
9.4

Tense, focused, and structured. Reductive style with beautiful potential. — 10 days ago

Steve, Hermes and 11 others liked this

Bernard Fouquet

Bernard Fouquet Vouvray Cuvée Silex Les Aubuissières 2016

Your usual stoney lemon and apple but the saltiness and the corn upped the fun factor. Big fruit surprised me and followed with mushroom, yellow apple, and a bitter tinge have it even more pairing power. — 4 days ago