Foreau - Domaine du Clos Naudin

Vouvray Sec Chenin Blanc

9.115 ratings
9.18 pro ratings
Vouvray, 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
Peter Sultan

When I contrast this Chenin Blanc with Huet I imagine the Foreau stays close to its character for life: not quite austere, but serious & pedigreed. With 8 years on it already could easily ingest another decade or so with no less for wear & tear. The Huet on the other hand goes through Zelig like changes, and at times tastes purely Burgundian while others it’s more Viognier- like.

When I contrast this Chenin Blanc with Huet I imagine the Foreau stays close to its character for life: not quite austere, but serious & pedigreed. With 8 years on it already could easily ingest another decade or so with no less for wear & tear. The Huet on the other hand goes through Zelig like changes, and at times tastes purely Burgundian while others it’s more Viognier- like.

Aug 2nd, 2022
Matt Perlman

Was a little muted out of the gate but put on weight and intensity with air. Give it at least an hour or another couple years. Very linear at this point

Was a little muted out of the gate but put on weight and intensity with air. Give it at least an hour or another couple years. Very linear at this point

May 23rd, 2020
Shengli Hu

Gold color, medium+ viscosity and medium intensity. Oxidation and Botrytis on the nose: blue cheese, mousy, cider, bruised apple and baked pear, volcanic ash/smoke, red plum, flinty chalky minerality. Fruit went tart on palate, green apple, green pineapple, green mango, still honey saffron wasabi. Dry, medium body, medium+ acidity, medium alcohol, long finish.

Gold color, medium+ viscosity and medium intensity. Oxidation and Botrytis on the nose: blue cheese, mousy, cider, bruised apple and baked pear, volcanic ash/smoke, red plum, flinty chalky minerality. Fruit went tart on palate, green apple, green pineapple, green mango, still honey saffron wasabi. Dry, medium body, medium+ acidity, medium alcohol, long finish.

Mar 10th, 2020
Devin Bray

Dried apricots and toasted almonds. Lots of residual!

Dried apricots and toasted almonds. Lots of residual!

1 person found it helpfulNov 21st, 2016
Lauren

Really good. Buttery. Pretty big.

Really good. Buttery. Pretty big.

Nov 4th, 2020
Anthony Lombardi

This is intense and concentrated from the pop of the cork. Hints of honey on the nose along with the strong lemon & pear notes which coat the palate. The back end of this shows off an additional peach component along with vibrant & fresh acidity. Wonderfully complex & completely delicious.

This is intense and concentrated from the pop of the cork. Hints of honey on the nose along with the strong lemon & pear notes which coat the palate. The back end of this shows off an additional peach component along with vibrant & fresh acidity. Wonderfully complex & completely delicious.

May 10th, 2020
Amr El-Azhary

Linear and precise... love it!

Linear and precise... love it!

Jun 22nd, 2019
Amr El-Azhary

Perfection! I love the 14s

Perfection! I love the 14s

May 2nd, 2019
web bond

web had this 12 days ago

web had this 12 days ago

Sep 24th, 2022
Craig Haarmeyer

Craig had this a year ago

Craig had this a year ago

Oct 10th, 2021