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Les Chanteaux Chinon Chenin Blanc

9.1129 ratings
9.027 pro ratings
Chinon, Touraine, Loire Valley, France
Chenin Blanc
Top Notes For
Maggie Harrison

2015

Jun 1st, 2018
Mel Sisaithong

2009 found in a discount bin. Suckers!!! Gorgeously balanced.

2009 found in a discount bin. Suckers!!! Gorgeously balanced.

3 people found it helpfulSep 4th, 2015
Lyn Farmer

Lovely chenin blanc with pretty floral notes along with cleansing minerality. Medium body and delightful with enough acidity to match well with food

Lovely chenin blanc with pretty floral notes along with cleansing minerality. Medium body and delightful with enough acidity to match well with food

1 person found it helpfulNov 9th, 2016
Lyn Farmer

Lovely wine and a real surprise for many drinkers who associate Chinon with red wine. This very slightly off dry chenin blanc is beautifully perfumed with a faint aroma of honey and white flowers. The trick to enjoying this wine is to not serve it ice cold - treat it like a fine white Burgundy and the acidity balances the beautiful fruit and aroma. Lovely wine. Elegant length

Lovely wine and a real surprise for many drinkers who associate Chinon with red wine. This very slightly off dry chenin blanc is beautifully perfumed with a faint aroma of honey and white flowers. The trick to enjoying this wine is to not serve it ice cold - treat it like a fine white Burgundy and the acidity balances the beautiful fruit and aroma. Lovely wine. Elegant length

1 person found it helpfulOct 10th, 2016
Michael Peterson

Interesting wine and more of a golden color than I see in most chenins. Haven't looked at how it's made but it's got a very creamy texture so I'm guessing there was some lees work. Would be interesting to decant it for a while longer to see if the acid makes itself known a little more.

Interesting wine and more of a golden color than I see in most chenins. Haven't looked at how it's made but it's got a very creamy texture so I'm guessing there was some lees work. Would be interesting to decant it for a while longer to see if the acid makes itself known a little more.

1 person found it helpfulJun 1st, 2016
Alex Alan

Wine Director Hotel Delmano

8.7

Straightforward. Pleasant. Precise. Well made. But didn't blow me away. Good but not enough to bring me back.

Straightforward. Pleasant. Precise. Well made. But didn't blow me away. Good but not enough to bring me back.

1 person found it helpfulMar 23rd, 2015
Paul Mason

Good but not memorable

Good but not memorable

Aug 25th, 2016
Andy Christiansen

Just hinting at its full potential.

Just hinting at its full potential.

Mar 5th, 2016
Rachel Van Til

2010. Turning gold and bangin'

2010. Turning gold and bangin'

Sep 26th, 2015
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

8.6

Straightforward and delicious Chinon blanc. Round, lush, and not without that searing 2013 acidity. New producer to me and for this price I'm definitely a fan.

Straightforward and delicious Chinon blanc. Round, lush, and not without that searing 2013 acidity. New producer to me and for this price I'm definitely a fan.

Apr 10th, 2015