Domaine de Bellivière (Eric Nicolas)

L'Effraie Coteaux du Loir Chenin Blanc

9.269 ratings
9.223 pro ratings
Coteaux Du Loir, 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
Barry Herbst

Wine Buyer Soutirage

8.9

Young but going to be interesting

Young but going to be interesting

Feb 23rd, 2017
Scott Taddeo

Chamomile for days. Minerals, mossy, pear, bruised green apple. Acid slightly more subdued than what I was expecting. Formidable length. A joy.

Chamomile for days. Minerals, mossy, pear, bruised green apple. Acid slightly more subdued than what I was expecting. Formidable length. A joy.

May 15th, 2016
Jonathan Lipsmeyer

2013. Wow! Laser like acidity. Bright and chalky. From his "young" vines ca. 50yrs

2013. Wow! Laser like acidity. Bright and chalky. From his "young" vines ca. 50yrs

Aug 12th, 2015
Giuseppe LoCascio

Ok, we caught the Chenin fever...

Ok, we caught the Chenin fever...

Jul 16th, 2015
Alex Alan

Wine Director Hotel Delmano

8.9

2014...I think? Laser focused. Super mineral.

2014...I think? Laser focused. Super mineral.

May 17th, 2015
Chad Hinds

#cheninigans 2012

May 3rd, 2015
Chris Scanlan

Sales Amy Atwood Imports

9.5

My girl doesn't absolutely love Chenin, but she loved this; so I will forward my attempts to change her mind.

My girl doesn't absolutely love Chenin, but she loved this; so I will forward my attempts to change her mind.

Jul 22nd, 2014
Keith Mattrick

2013 vintage- aromatically shy, but after couple hours, what an opening! classic chenin and complex nose, very little fruit, raging and addictive acidity, good rock, dried fruit, holding back a lot, really want to age to let that emerge, firm yumminess of acid in here-now hard to resist, however

2013 vintage- aromatically shy, but after couple hours, what an opening! classic chenin and complex nose, very little fruit, raging and addictive acidity, good rock, dried fruit, holding back a lot, really want to age to let that emerge, firm yumminess of acid in here-now hard to resist, however

May 25th, 2015
Rebecca Burgess

Omg. Delicious. Fruity nose and first sip. Roasted nectarines and malt mid palate, lovely finish.

Omg. Delicious. Fruity nose and first sip. Roasted nectarines and malt mid palate, lovely finish.

May 20th, 2018
Jim Nelson

I'm always a little leery of Chenin Blanc, but when it has food-friendly high acid and an almost citrus brightness like this one, I'm very happy

I'm always a little leery of Chenin Blanc, but when it has food-friendly high acid and an almost citrus brightness like this one, I'm very happy

Aug 22nd, 2016