Loire Valley Chenin Blanc

Domaine Huet

Le Mont Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2013

Presented to me double-blind. The wine appears a deep burnished golden color with medium+ viscosity. Notes of baked apples, white flowers, chamomile minerals and a petrol thing. On the palate, medium+ acid. Confirming the fruit but the apples are spiced and there’s a slightly nutty, oxidized thing going. Alcohol seems elevated too. Loads of character. The color and oxidization suggested it was a combo of style and age; I figured 10-15 years. I vacillated between Alsatian Riesling GC or a Chenin from the Loire by a great producer. Ultimately, I called 2010 Savennières as it actually reminded me of Joly’s “Clos de la Bergerie”. LOL! Close!!! These Huet Sec’s age amazing 🥲. — 7 days ago

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Yeah, lots and lots of time appreciated.

Château Yvonne

Saumur Chenin Blanc 2019

Asian pear and lemon. High acidity. Very good wine that paired well with a variety of dishes. — 2 days ago

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Domaine Gilet

Cuvee Silex Vouvray 2020

Nice and approachable. Good balance of fruit and mineral. — 3 days ago

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Château d'Epiré

Grand Cru D'Anjou Savennières Chenin Blanc 2019

Tried twice! From a warm vintage, medium lemon color with aromas of white fruits and wet stone aromas. On the palate flavors of ripe apple & peach, very complex, lively acidity. Long finish ending with mineral and sweet honey character, should age well, but great now! — 8 days ago

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Christophe Thorigny

Vouvray Demi-Sec Chenin Blanc 2019

Nice for porch sipping! Fruity and a little sweet. Another good find at Arrow Wine — 3 days ago

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Christophe Thorigny

Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2020

Aperitif with cheese. Terrific acid, orange zest, hazelnut, creamy. Very nice. — 7 days ago

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Ferme de la Sansonnière (Mark Angeli)

La Lune Anjou Chenin Blanc 2018

Fleshy apricot and baked apple, coursing with salty mineral and savory undertones. Barely off-dry in this vintage, but quite rich. Probably better to revisit in a couple years. — 15 days ago

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Domaine de Bellivière (Eric Nicolas)

Prémices Jasnières Chenin Blanc 2009

If there is a better match in this world for lobster than aged Chenin, I haven’t found it yet. This off-dry wine has tremendous pretty florals as it opens. Some nice minerals and just enough acid to keep it interesting. — 11 days ago

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Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Clos Romans Saumur Chenin Blanc 2016

One of the best chenin blancs I can recall having. Just a joyful wine - at least if you like loads of acid with great character and body (as I do). Simply delicious. — 10 days ago

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Florent Cosme Vigneron

Grosse Pierre Vouvray Chenin Blanc

John Howard
9.0

Interesting. Dried fruits, dried honey, mildly floral. Terroir driven overall. Seems like it should be sweet but no. — 11 days ago

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