François Cazin (Le Petit Chambord)

Cuvée Renaissance Vendanges Manuelles Cour-Cheverny Romorantin

9.192 ratings
9.233 pro ratings
Cour-Cheverny, Touraine, Loire Valley, France
Romorantin
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has oxidized yellow apple, sweet pineapple, yellow apple flesh and faint oak influence.
Palate has pineapple, yellow melon, dried lemon peel, ripe papaya, naval orange (light) with light, sweet oak on the long finish.
Very surprised at this bottle, after having the lesser tier bottling (2007) on several occasions, I expected this to be highly oxidized and only pleasurable to anyone enjoying that particular style of Romorantin. This bottle was lively and fresh, still many years to go, future bottles can be 2022+ with little concern, when in proper storage.

Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has oxidized yellow apple, sweet pineapple, yellow apple flesh and faint oak influence.
Palate has pineapple, yellow melon, dried lemon peel, ripe papaya, naval orange (light) with light, sweet oak on the long finish.
Very surprised at this bottle, after having the lesser tier bottling (2007) on several occasions, I expected this to be highly oxidized and only pleasurable to anyone enjoying that particular style of Romorantin. This bottle was lively and fresh, still many years to go, future bottles can be 2022+ with little concern, when in proper storage.

Sep 28th, 2019
Mandi Speidel

City Territory Chicago, Maverick Wine Company

9.5

First Christmas Celebration

First Christmas Celebration

Dec 22nd, 2018
Nikki Goddard, DWS

Fresh nectarine, dried apricot, Macintosh apple skin, wild honey, cider, jasmine, marzipan, gunflint, salted caramel, toast. Off-dry but balanced by searing acidity.

Fresh nectarine, dried apricot, Macintosh apple skin, wild honey, cider, jasmine, marzipan, gunflint, salted caramel, toast. Off-dry but balanced by searing acidity.

Oct 18th, 2018
Miguel Ostrowski

Especial wine that made me fall in love with the Loire valley many years ago.
Showing some signs of evolution in body, deeper honeyed notes with caramel and candied nuts. But those pretty floral and stone fruit aromas are still vibrant! Knockout wine!

Especial wine that made me fall in love with the Loire valley many years ago.
Showing some signs of evolution in body, deeper honeyed notes with caramel and candied nuts. But those pretty floral and stone fruit aromas are still vibrant! Knockout wine!

Jun 5th, 2018
Scott Wren

This lives somewhere between Chenin and Chard. Beautiful flax gold hue and tropical pear flavors. Quite floral for a Loire white.

This lives somewhere between Chenin and Chard. Beautiful flax gold hue and tropical pear flavors. Quite floral for a Loire white.

Sep 11th, 2017
Andrew Fortgang

15 years old and doing an amazing tightrope walk of acidity and RS. Mineral and fruit to boot. Wow

15 years old and doing an amazing tightrope walk of acidity and RS. Mineral and fruit to boot. Wow

May 29th, 2017
Mark Lindzy

Everyone needs more Romorantin in their life, and Cazin is hard to beat! Waxed pears dipped in green tea. A perfect foil for crispy pork belly.

Everyone needs more Romorantin in their life, and Cazin is hard to beat! Waxed pears dipped in green tea. A perfect foil for crispy pork belly.

Aug 13th, 2016
Enna Weng

The wine is clear, medium plus intensity, light gold color. On the nose, clear, medium intensity, developed for a bit, grape fruit, ripped apple pie, pear, with hints of pineapple, nuttiness, almond. On the palate, medium acidity but long last finish, medium alcohol, with a hint of spice/bitterness but well balanced, medium body, great quality producer!

The wine is clear, medium plus intensity, light gold color. On the nose, clear, medium intensity, developed for a bit, grape fruit, ripped apple pie, pear, with hints of pineapple, nuttiness, almond. On the palate, medium acidity but long last finish, medium alcohol, with a hint of spice/bitterness but well balanced, medium body, great quality producer!

Mar 1st, 2016
Claire Hill

Held up amazingly well. Smells of earthy chamomile. Great tension on sweet and acid
pH 3.17
Alc % 12.6
TA 7.51 (3.44 tartaric / 1.56 malic)
RS 24.04

Held up amazingly well. Smells of earthy chamomile. Great tension on sweet and acid
pH 3.17
Alc % 12.6
TA 7.51 (3.44 tartaric / 1.56 malic)
RS 24.04

Aug 5th, 2015
Charlie Abbott

Sommelier Casa Mono

8.9

Not at all what I was expecting. Off dry, ripe fruits, not a hint of the oxidative or funky qualities I was anticipating. Almost Demi-sec vouvray-like

Not at all what I was expecting. Off dry, ripe fruits, not a hint of the oxidative or funky qualities I was anticipating. Almost Demi-sec vouvray-like

Jul 14th, 2015