Loire Valley Chenin Blanc

François Pinon

Silex Noir Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2015

Pale gold on the color. Moderate+ viscosity. Lots of ripe yellow apples, pears, white peaches, orange zest, slight botrytis and honey. Dry, pretty high acidity, almost tart apple and lemon, good minerals. The palate is very different from the nose. Very balanced and moderate+ finish. Absolutely love it! — 7 days ago

Ron, Phil and 12 others liked this

Moulin Touchais

Coteaux du Layon Chenin Blanc 1991

Vintage 1991 - very difficult vintage, but great performance of #cheninblanc small nose with impression of Turkish delight, almonds, a taste with a lot of bitters, good balance and enormous long aftertaste - BYOW at restaurant Monarh — 14 hours ago

Amr, Riddley and 4 others liked this

La Grange aux Belles

Fragile Chenin Blanc

A nose of melon, pear, hint of jasmin and honey... dense, low alcohol and a good acid backbone with a nice long saline finish . . Also the story of Marc Houtin is quite inspiring!! — 14 days ago

Jason, Daniel and 2 others liked this

Benoit Courault

Gilbourg Anjou Chenin Blanc 2012

Nice. Heavier white. But still flows nicely. — 2 days ago

David, Martin and 14 others liked this

Marie Thibault-Cabrit

Premier Nez Touraine 2015

Some pretty solid natty Chenin from Marie Thibauld in Touraine Azay le Rideau. First time trying this producer; have heard good things and am definitely not disappointed. Not dissimilar to a vinous equivalent to Basque cider; tangy and apple-y with great acidity. Bright in the glass with a medium (-) intensity straw-gold hue. Medium /medium (+) concentration of aromatics of tart green apple, oxidized apple juice, crushed wet flint, preserved lime, tarragon, hard cheese rind leesiness, lanolin, and some fresh jasmine. A bit of VA but in a small enough amount to be actually kinda enjoyable and provide some complexity and lift rather than come across as a distracting fault (and is probably partially responsible for my Basque cider comparison as well). On the palate, there's more tart green apple, wet flint, wooly lanolin character, and hard cheese rind, plus some underripe peach and citrus blossom.
High acid, dry, medium (-) body with a nice oily leesy texture, and the alcohol is medium and totally in balance. Nice length on the palate.
Pretty enjoyable stuff. Would love this with some fried chicken!
— 20 days ago

Riddley, Phil and 4 others liked this

Domaine Huet

Le Mont Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2010

A bright, fresh nose. Very chenin- white flowers, apple, a bright oiliness and good minerality. Very polished and complete with a hint of residual sugar. Very good — 13 days ago

LM, Rick and 5 others liked this

Domaine Huet

Le Mont Moelleux Première Trie Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2009

Butterscotch with a lot of grip and acidity. Nothing twisted my mouth before like this. From warmth and opulent sweet flavors to Meyer lemon tight acidity. I had seafood zuppa with it. — a day ago

Domaine des Baumard

Savennières Chenin Blanc 2015

My first Savennieres, hopefully not the last. Wonderful balance of pear, lemon rind, wet stone, and a bright acidity. Aromatics are stunning! Pairing with mojito lime chicken and baked cauliflower rice. — 4 days ago

Neal, Martin and 19 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

Severn Goodwin

Great producer, consistent. Great AOC, Chenin Blanc 👍👍

Jean-Francois Chene

La Coulée d'Ambrosia L'O2 Vigne Chenin Blanc 2010

Förstår inte hur det inte kan vara Sherry eller Savagnin sous voile förrän man plötsligt känner den vaxiga äppligheten med honung, mineral och hela köret 🍯🍋🥐⛰⚡️💛 — 13 days ago

Hampus, Jens and 3 others liked this

Jean-Pierre Robinot

L’'Ange Vin (Jasnières) Charme Chenin Blanc 2014

Gula äpplen, kvitten, honung, physalis och apelsinsyror och -skal. Lite lite oxidativa drag. Knastertorrt. Ljuvligt. — 13 days ago

Hampus, Adam and 2 others liked this