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.
— 7 days ago
Ripe, sweet pear & white peach, with hint of flint & whiff of white flowers.
On the palate this is broad & rich yet with layers of yellow fruit, a dab of honey and a mineral side - and nicely balanced with quince acidity.
Shows a bit of heat in the finish but overall this is a very nice & food-friendly wine.
Shame it’s so difficult to find good dry Chenin Blanc from the Loire outside of France. — 18 days ago
Delicious #vouvray - green apple, touch of wet stone on the nose. Puckering acidity pleasantly balanced by pear and apple orchard fruit. Next time I definitely need to try this with a Chèvre-based appetizer. Terrific QPR for $~12 at a local Mediterranean gourmet shop. — 18 days ago
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. — 11 days ago
Semi dry, so on the sweeter side but well balanced. Honey and apricot, almost mead-like. Carries you across courses — fish, cheese, dessert. Easy drinking but not one-note. K loves this one — 11 days ago