Domaine Bernard Baudry

Chinon Blanc Chenin Blanc

9.17 ratings
9.23 pro ratings
Chinon, Touraine, Loire Valley, France
Chenin Blanc
Turkey, Vanilla & Caramel, Fruit & Berries, Exotic Spices, Salads & Greens, Pate, Potato, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Fruit Desserts, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pungent Cheese, Squash & Root Vegetables, Goat & Feta Cheese, Cheddar & Gruyere, Sweet Potato, Yuca, Taro, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Nuts & Seeds, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Shellfish, Sweet Potato
Top Notes For
Cameron Hoppas

The rare chenin from chinon! Delicious! Perfumed, bright mineral, tart green apple, sweet stone fruit. Clean and bright, yet powerful and persistent.

The rare chenin from chinon! Delicious! Perfumed, bright mineral, tart green apple, sweet stone fruit. Clean and bright, yet powerful and persistent.

Feb 19th, 2019
Vinny Eng

Christmas #cheninigans a bawdry #baudry 🎄

Christmas #cheninigans a bawdry #baudry 🎄

Dec 24th, 2018
CD
8.8

To the surprise of pretty much no one this bottling, despite the fact that it's entry level, doesn't appear to be madeion anything approximating an "approachable" style. It's clearly a good wine, and probably drinks really well after a few years, but I'm finding it in a sort of awkward place right now. Five days in the fridge with a taste every day and only on the last does it start to give up any apple or even mildly oxidative notes. Very austere on the nose and palate throughout. I don't know, but would guess that this is the same fruit from the Croix Boissee that goes into the sv bottling, and appears to be made for the long haul all the same. Others seem to have had a different experience so perhaps there's considerable bottle variation. Purchased directly from Kermit Lynch in Berkeley.

To the surprise of pretty much no one this bottling, despite the fact that it's entry level, doesn't appear to be madeion anything approximating an "approachable" style. It's clearly a good wine, and probably drinks really well after a few years, but I'm finding it in a sort of awkward place right now. Five days in the fridge with a taste every day and only on the last does it start to give up any apple or even mildly oxidative notes. Very austere on the nose and palate throughout. I don't know, but would guess that this is the same fruit from the Croix Boissee that goes into the sv bottling, and appears to be made for the long haul all the same. Others seem to have had a different experience so perhaps there's considerable bottle variation. Purchased directly from Kermit Lynch in Berkeley.

Jul 4th, 2019
Brendan Baker

Bright lemon and Granny Smith apple, med + acid, refreshing ⚡️

Bright lemon and Granny Smith apple, med + acid, refreshing ⚡️

Apr 29th, 2019
Michael Piaker

30 October 2018. Petra, Brooklyn, NY.

30 October 2018. Petra, Brooklyn, NY.

Nov 12th, 2018
Sara Maule

Sara had this a year ago

Sara had this a year ago

Sep 4th, 2018
Peter Nilsson

Peter had this 10 months ago

Peter had this 10 months ago

Nov 23rd, 2018