François Chidaine

Les Bournais Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc

9.296 ratings
9.327 pro ratings
Montlouis-sur-Loire, 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
Shengli Hu

13% abv, high acid, honey, candied apricot, lime, red plum, red cherry, chalk. Medium + intensity and finish.

13% abv, high acid, honey, candied apricot, lime, red plum, red cherry, chalk. Medium + intensity and finish.

Feb 14th, 2020
Shengli Hu

Musk, dried flowers, marzipan, lime, Meyer lemon, overripe apricot, canned peach. Elevated acidity. Medium+ alcohol.

Musk, dried flowers, marzipan, lime, Meyer lemon, overripe apricot, canned peach. Elevated acidity. Medium+ alcohol.

Oct 30th, 2019
William Hughes

Hiding in my cellar like that, but I can’t stay mad at you! Absolute golden color. The mineral, lanolin, and brioche nose gives way to chamomile, apricots yellow apple, quince, and honey flavors. Rounded mouth feel, but no perceptible residual sugars. I really am a sucker for a dry Chenin Blanc. MY wife found a killer Spring Valley goat cheese from Chester Spring, PA to have with this wine.

Hiding in my cellar like that, but I can’t stay mad at you! Absolute golden color. The mineral, lanolin, and brioche nose gives way to chamomile, apricots yellow apple, quince, and honey flavors. Rounded mouth feel, but no perceptible residual sugars. I really am a sucker for a dry Chenin Blanc. MY wife found a killer Spring Valley goat cheese from Chester Spring, PA to have with this wine.

Dec 1st, 2018
Sara Thomas

Enjoyed this chenin - yellow nectarine and apple with a touch of honey.

Enjoyed this chenin - yellow nectarine and apple with a touch of honey.

Jun 3rd, 2018
Ellen Clifford

Oh rich and ripe! And damn tasty. Another First the Wine darling, the color says: obsess about me. The nose says I have some ripe tropical AND domestic fruits for ya. Sipping you think sour overripe lemon and orange with squeezes of ripe lemon juice. But a glass of this has been sitting in fields of honeysuckle dancing with all the limestone babies.

Oh rich and ripe! And damn tasty. Another First the Wine darling, the color says: obsess about me. The nose says I have some ripe tropical AND domestic fruits for ya. Sipping you think sour overripe lemon and orange with squeezes of ripe lemon juice. But a glass of this has been sitting in fields of honeysuckle dancing with all the limestone babies.

Jun 2nd, 2018
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.0

Gold color. Honey. Apple cider. Broad, modest acidity. Mineral.

Gold color. Honey. Apple cider. Broad, modest acidity. Mineral.

May 24th, 2018
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

8.9

Need to drink more Chenin. Honey and apricot balanced by great acidity.

Need to drink more Chenin. Honey and apricot balanced by great acidity.

Mar 13th, 2018
Marshal White

Brilliant. It's mineral, aromatic, and rich with plenty of cut and a texture that can only be Chenin. A treat.

Brilliant. It's mineral, aromatic, and rich with plenty of cut and a texture that can only be Chenin. A treat.

1 person found it helpfulJan 19th, 2016
Bradley Brown

Owner/Winemaker Big Basin Vineyards

9.5

Brilliant wine, crystalline, laser beam of acid that perfectly suspends the nectar of pear, bruised apple, and tropical fruit

Brilliant wine, crystalline, laser beam of acid that perfectly suspends the nectar of pear, bruised apple, and tropical fruit

Apr 3rd, 2017
Felipe Ferreiro

Sommelier/Wine Director Restaurante Las Rias Bajas

9.5

La música del vi

La música del vi

Jul 2nd, 2016