Touraine, Loire Valley

Vincent Carême

Spring Vouvray Chenin Blanc

Flinty, aroma is basically nill. But also I had marinara sauce before, so maybe my senses are all outta whack.

Super elegant vouvray (autocorrect corrected vouvray to “boy rat”... which, why?)

Dry, yes, but balanced with a nicely textured creamy mouthfeel. Chewy. Lemon peel, mangoes, minerals, and even a bit of lychee.

Recommended by the friends at Frankly Wines. Great value.
— 2 days ago

Philip, Josh and 6 others liked this

Domaine du Salvard

Delaille Cheverny Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Always a favorite Loire Valley white! Whoa! This is very reminiscent of a New Zealand SB! That cat box aroma/taste (I know that sounds weird) is standing up very proud! Although not quite the acidic finish from NZ. An excellent selection if you can accept the funk! — 3 days ago

Vanessa, Severn and 17 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Sounds good! Cheers! 🍷🙂

Bernard Fouquet

Le Petit Clos Vouvray Sec Chenin Blanc 2018

Fresh, pears and grapes, orangeblossom, jasmine, good chalky mineral core, acidity not overbearing; vintage gives this a creamy and rounded touch, which I like.
Very, very good for its 13€ price tag.
— 10 days ago

pascal, Bob and 11 others liked this

Champalou

Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2019

Delicious thick with low acid, apples, chamoy, and almost a lambec beer style funk. Even though I used to work in banking this one reminds me of that hipster girl that might skip a few showers and overcompensate with patchouly oil but watching her smile is like the sun rising and the curves make you want to buy a Lamborghini. Bright, and round in ways that defy Euclidean geometry. Very delicious. — 6 days ago

Vanessa, Dawn and 8 others liked this

Domaine Guion

Deux Monts Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2010

2010 Loire reds are so good. Elegant, balanced, nice purple fruit, pepper and earth, savory, supple but structured, will last another decade at least — 2 days ago

Iwan, Peter and 12 others liked this

Domaine Michaud

Eclat de Silex Vieilles Vignes de Sauvignon Touraine Chenonceaux

Freshly cut grass, white pepper, sage, chalk. Nice tension. — 5 days ago

Eric, Peter and 1 other liked this

Le Moulin d'Angibault

Vouvray Chenin Blanc 1989

Vintage 1989 | Le Moulin d’Angibault, Alain Ferran, Vernou sur Brenne. Amazing young colour of this Chenin Blanc, shy smell, balanced taste with good counterpart from acids to sweetness. Would have guessed at least twenty years younger if tasted blind. Paired with a mixed fruit dessert. — 18 days ago

Rob, David and 15 others liked this

François Chidaine

Bouchet Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2014

Le Bouchet is an amazing value Chenin Blanc grown within the Vouvray appellation, but vinified across the river in Montlouis. It was made by Francois Chidaine with a vintage of 2014 and an ABV of 13.5%. It was $25 at @thomasliquors 🙌🙌

👁 It has a deep golden hue.

👃 On the nose, this wine has a medium(+) intensity of developing aromas, including notes of desiccated apple, bruised yellow pear, lemon curd, chalk, wet stone, dried white flowers, and honeycomb. The aromas are concentrated.

👄On the palate this wine is dry with notable residual sugar (possibly off-dry), it has medium(+) acidity, a medium(+) body due to the richness of the texture, medium alcohol, and a medium(+) intensity of flavors consistent with the nose, although with brighter citric influences. The finish is medium.

This wine has complexity; it's concentrated; it's for the cerebral type. I could see it pairing well with a variety of salads and cheeses and/or a pork roulade; we’re pairing it tonight with an herbed, grilled chicken, grilled bell peppers, and roasted asparagus.
— 14 days ago

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Domaine Bernard Baudry

Les Grézeaux Chinon Cabernet Franc 2018

Drinking well right out of the gates. Merde well balanced with cool, bramble (boysenberry), dark chocolate and menthol. Might be my favorite vintage of this wine. Yum — 5 days ago

Alex, Neil and 7 others liked this

Domaine du Margalleau

Vouvray Brut Chenin Blanc 2019

Straight up honeycombs.

Creamy, dry, honey 🍯

I like it. Nothing extraordinary, but an interesting expression of Chenin
— 10 days ago

Philip, Ron and 8 others liked this