Loire Valley Chenin Blanc

Couly-Dutheil

Les Chanteaux Chinon Chenin Blanc 2017

Lovely white for those who want floral and herbal primary palate where the fruits are subtle and complementary. Off dry with nice honey and light hint of orange before a super fun grassy flourish of a finish and a hint of oiliness. Good mineral and body feel. Not much sweetness and med acidity. Fun and atypical. I’ll be back. — 5 days ago

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Le Rocher des Violettes (Xavier Weisskopf)

Les Borderies Chenin Blanc 2014

Alison Story
9.2

Gorgeous!! These bubbles were perfect in the kitchen while preparing Easter lunch. — 4 days ago

Keith, Serge and 5 others liked this

Thomas Batardière

Les Barillères Anjou Chenin Blanc 2014

This baby was golden yellow. It had strong curd lemon flavors and palate cleansing acidity. — 4 days ago

Ron, Mike and 1 other liked this

Domaine FL

Chamboureau Savennières Chenin Blanc 2010

Lighter in color and body than its peers. Still with apparent botrytis — 5 days ago

Chris McClellan
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Chris, P and 2 others liked this
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Waxy, applesauce and high acid...
8.9

Domaine Huet

Le Mont Moelleux Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2017

Pure pleasure—waves of flavor washing over your palate like the tide. Great acidity, brilliant color, sweet without being cloying. With the ubiquity of varied and spiced cuisines these days, you’d think sweet wines would be having a moment. Yet nearly every restaurant list is bone-dry until the dessert and the saddest job in wine is slinging Sauternes. May these wines stay ever unfashionable (if oddly, in coke-swilling America) so that we can continue to afford them. — 11 days ago

Alsu Shakirova
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Amr, David and 3 others liked this

Nicolas Joly

Clos de la Coulée de Serrant Savennières Chenin Blanc 2011

Prestige and soft acidity. Orange peel notes clean and very approachable. Clean and layers of exotic tangerine. This is a real treat!! — 9 days ago

Mike, Dawn and 7 others liked this

Champalou

La Cuvée Fondraux Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2017

Maxwell Burns
9.4

Beautiful white flowers, clementines, ripe pineapple & cement. The A+ for anyone trying to make chenin blanc. — 11 days ago

Amr, Daniel P. and 2 others liked this

Bertin-Delatte

Échalier Chenin Blanc

Funky fresh nose and a core of really nice melon fruit, golden apple, hay, honey - waxy mouthfeel, with a crisp zip of acidity to wrap it up nicely. Natural fermentation, aged in stainless steel and oak, fruit all from Rablay-sur-Layon. — 6 days ago

Amr, Ted and 9 others liked this

François Chidaine

Le Chenin d'Ailleurs 2016

I mean...I just wish there was more of this in my life. It’s taken on a rounder mouthfeel since I had it last (6 or so months ago) but it’s still pure Chenin. The nose is a little alcoholic but don’t be fooled...that palate still has all the slate and mineral goodness plus that lemon and orange zest. Can’t wait to get my hands on the next vintage. — 14 days ago

Dan, sen_man and 2 others liked this

Thibaud Boudignon

à François(e)... Anjou Chenin Blanc 2016

Seth Morgen Long
9.3

Received this as Pascaline’s recommendation from her selection of Thibaud’s wines at Racines. What a wonderful woman and an equally vibrant wine. Citrus, energy, sheen, cut, density and length. — 13 days ago

Shawn, Byron and 7 others liked this