Domaine Bernard Baudry

La Croix Boissée Chinon Blanc Chenin Blanc

9.04 ratings
9.33 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
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9.6

The ripeness of the 2018 vintage gives an almost Syrah/Viognier character to the Chinon La Croix Boissée, which offers sweet black fruit and a creamy apricot note. Sumptuous yet never ever opulent, it's almost as if the wine's just done a yoga class. Plentiful tannins give the inside of your cheeks a chalky rub, while there's surprising freshness considering the ripeness, leading to a lengthy finish. This is a baby that will turn out to be a great adult. (Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous, October 2021)

The ripeness of the 2018 vintage gives an almost Syrah/Viognier character to the Chinon La Croix Boissée, which offers sweet black fruit and a creamy apricot note. Sumptuous yet never ever opulent, it's almost as if the wine's just done a yoga class. Plentiful tannins give the inside of your cheeks a chalky rub, while there's surprising freshness considering the ripeness, leading to a lengthy finish. This is a baby that will turn out to be a great adult. (Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous, October 2021)

Oct 7th, 2021
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9.1

A surprising Chenin Blanc from Chinon’s tuffeau soils, the result of long, long fermentation (12 months) in 500-liter barrel. On the nose, wet earth, citrus blossom and honeysuckle, then full-bodied with lots of peach, clementine and even mango flavors, a salty core, and a dry, stony finish. (Jason Wilson, Vinous, July 2020)

A surprising Chenin Blanc from Chinon’s tuffeau soils, the result of long, long fermentation (12 months) in 500-liter barrel. On the nose, wet earth, citrus blossom and honeysuckle, then full-bodied with lots of peach, clementine and even mango flavors, a salty core, and a dry, stony finish. (Jason Wilson, Vinous, July 2020)

Jul 23rd, 2020
Kai Wright

Gulped this down way too fast and too young. But we need some summer joy today 🌞

Gulped this down way too fast and too young. But we need some summer joy today 🌞

Jun 14th, 2020
Jason Gelman

first time trying Baudry’s Chinon Blanc. had high hopes but this bottle was disappointing and a bit dull. not sure if it’s corked or maybe off balance but i think i caught an off bottle.

first time trying Baudry’s Chinon Blanc. had high hopes but this bottle was disappointing and a bit dull. not sure if it’s corked or maybe off balance but i think i caught an off bottle.

Feb 13th, 2021