François Chidaine

Les Bournais Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc

9.325 ratings
9.311 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
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
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
Spencer Cutter

The review said it was off dry but this was pretty dry to me. Pale yellow. Lemon, green apple white peach, and a hint of honeysuckle. Medium minus body. High acid. Green apple and lemon on the palate. Dry, medium length finish. Good with chicken or seafood and/or pasta with a cream sauce. Very nice but not terribly complex.

The review said it was off dry but this was pretty dry to me. Pale yellow. Lemon, green apple white peach, and a hint of honeysuckle. Medium minus body. High acid. Green apple and lemon on the palate. Dry, medium length finish. Good with chicken or seafood and/or pasta with a cream sauce. Very nice but not terribly complex.

May 10th, 2016
Olivia Ragni

Preparing to write about Chenin blank. Hard life I know. Oh Chidaine, I fall in love with you more every time I try a new bottle. Honey, pollen, beeswax, green apples, fresh pineapples, flinty and a chalky long finish. Super high acid. Super delicious

Preparing to write about Chenin blank. Hard life I know. Oh Chidaine, I fall in love with you more every time I try a new bottle. Honey, pollen, beeswax, green apples, fresh pineapples, flinty and a chalky long finish. Super high acid. Super delicious

Apr 8th, 2016
Michael Piaker

10 August 2018. Roberta's, Brooklyn, NY.

10 August 2018. Roberta's, Brooklyn, NY.

Aug 11th, 2018