Touraine, Loire Valley

Domaine de Vigneau-Chevreau

Vendanges Manuelles Vigneau Selection Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2010

I always like to go back to the Loire Valley in the summer when I'm looking for a good white wine to have. I have opened the 2010 Vouvray Vigneau-Chevreau Sec Cuvèe Silex. Chenin Blanc at its best.

On the nose it has that prominent Chenin Blanc aromas pineapple, baked apple, creme brulee, honey and saffron.

On the palate there is ripe pear, lemon curd, ginger, jasmine, honey and brioche.

This wine is medium bodied with a smooth saline mouth feel and medium to high acidity that leads to a medium to long finish. It definitely is starting to get that age quality to it but still has a long way to go. Enjoy your week and stay safe. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂
— 11 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Nice description 👏

Domaine de la Garreliere

Sans Tra la la Touraine Gamay Noir 2016

Marc Stubblefield

Juicy Loire Gamay. That's really all there is to say - lively in the way the best Beaujolais are, but without the depth found in the top cru Beaujolais. Just perfect with a light chill and some grilled chicken. — 15 days ago

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François Chidaine

Rouge Touraine Côt Blend 2015

Amazing wine. Honeydew in the nose. Very expressive blue fruit with a healthy dose of white pepper. White grapiness with “grippy” tannins- medium finish. — 4 days ago

Clos du Tue-Boeuf

La Gravotte Cheverny Rouge Pinot Noir Blend 2014

Клюква, брусника, красная смородина, лимонный сок, можжевельник, лавр, тонкая лакокраска, солоновато-горчащее послевкусие. Мутный полупрозрачный цвет, яркая кислотность, едва заметные танины. Натурально и нефильтровано, но при этом ягодно чисто, без говняшек и жижи. Просто, но живо и питко. Становится харизматичнее в процессе потребления. — 6 days ago

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Domaine Bernard Baudry

Les Grézeaux Chinon Cabernet Franc 2005

Lyle Fass

More notes later. Stunning.

Day 2 notes - smokey gravel, so pure, black fruits, some herbs, palate is soft and gravelly with exquisite balance and purity. Very fresh and lovely ripe and elegant tannins. A beauty.
— 5 days ago

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Charbonnier Christian

Chinon Cabernet Franc 2005

Domaine Christian Charbonnier a Crouzilles / vintage 2005 from magnum / #chinon that aged wonderfull, typical #cabernetfranc harshness that has softened., a nose with flint expressiveness, milkchocolate. Smooth taste without tannins. Fine wine. True to type. #loirewine — 13 days ago

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Foreau - Domaine du Clos Naudin

Vouvray Sec Chenin Blanc 2015

About as pure and classic as can be for a bone dry Vouvray. Herbal, pithy, concentrated, savory, slightly exotic. Lemon zest, quince, bruised apple, wet wool, ginger, chamomile and bitter stone fruit pit flavors. Floral character emerges at the right temperature and with some decanting this will uncoil a bit and offer more flesh, weight and texture. Patience recommended, but this will nevertheless offer a lot of gratification and pleasure at this young stage as well. — 4 days ago

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Domaine Huet

Clos du Bourg Première Trie Moelleux Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2006

Ржаной хлеб с мёдом, сушеные яблоки, идеально разбавленный водой компот из кураги, сладкая цветочная пыльца, сверхлегкий ботритис. Среднетелое, вкус сфокусированный и сладкий, при этом кажется разбавленным до идеального золотого баланса. Комплексно и элегантно проявляет себя, красиво уходя в тень. Высокий стиль. 17,5+/20
— 12 days ago

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Clos de l'Olive Chinon Cabernet Franc 1989

Very nice aged Chinon. Very aromatic fermented green pepper and green olive on the nose. Precise and pure without funk, with excellent acid and nice smooth integrated tannins. Definitely secondary / tertiary but not over the hill at all. Really enjoyable and a great selection by the somm at Manhatta. — 8 days ago

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Ira Schwartz

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@Pooneet Kant how was the food?
Pooneet Kant

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@Ira Schwartz not as good as the view but good enough. As a Danny Meyer fan I enjoyed the experience over all.
Jason Gelman

Jason Gelman

wow haven’t ever tried an aged chinon. adding it to the list!

Stéphane Cossais

Le Volagré Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2007

Marc Stubblefield

Well, this just keeps getting better, which is a shame because there will never be any more. Astonishing acidity that comes without sacrificing weight or extraction. Wooly/cirtus/honey/laserbeam. A cattle prod to my Chenin pleasure center. — 15 days ago

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