La Grange aux Belles

Fragile Chenin Blanc

9.047 ratings
8.87 pro ratings
Anjou-Saumur, Loire Valley, France
Chenin Blanc
Top Notes For
John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company

2015 - this might have been better if the waiter was not such an impatient snot. All I asked was how dry (or sweet) this was. He could have deferred to the wine guy on the floor, but just said ‘people like it’! My ‘people’ had a different feeling. For me wild with a slight onion and wet sock aroma - it was likely a non So2 bottling as there is a distinct edge that shows up just after fermentation and before any addition of So2. Fruit was fine but a bit oxidized beyond ‘bruised apple’

2015 - this might have been better if the waiter was not such an impatient snot. All I asked was how dry (or sweet) this was. He could have deferred to the wine guy on the floor, but just said ‘people like it’! My ‘people’ had a different feeling. For me wild with a slight onion and wet sock aroma - it was likely a non So2 bottling as there is a distinct edge that shows up just after fermentation and before any addition of So2. Fruit was fine but a bit oxidized beyond ‘bruised apple’

Apr 24th, 2018
Ed Lehrman

2010- interesting but not doing it for me tonight. Maybe because it's Monday.

2010- interesting but not doing it for me tonight. Maybe because it's Monday.

Aug 18th, 2015
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.0

Just pretty Chenin.

Just pretty Chenin.

Jul 25th, 2015
Devin Bostick

Delicate melons but cantaloupe, peachy, very light easy, sugar in there, super subtle and easy

Delicate melons but cantaloupe, peachy, very light easy, sugar in there, super subtle and easy

Jun 6th, 2018
Ryan lowry

Pretty good kinda tastes like Chinese food ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Pretty good kinda tastes like Chinese food ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Jan 21st, 2018
Ty Agens

Phenomenal Anjou chenin. 💕 thank you @fifi @louonwine for this one

Phenomenal Anjou chenin. 💕 thank you @fifi @louonwine for this one

Dec 5th, 2017
Amr El-Azhary

A nose of melon, pear, hint of jasmin and honey... dense, low alcohol and a good acid backbone with a nice long saline finish . . Also the story of Marc Houtin is quite inspiring!!

A nose of melon, pear, hint of jasmin and honey... dense, low alcohol and a good acid backbone with a nice long saline finish . . Also the story of Marc Houtin is quite inspiring!!

Oct 7th, 2017
John Brunner

Perfect beginning with good friends!

Perfect beginning with good friends!

Feb 18th, 2017
Fx Guilet

Un beau gras, de la pêche, une touche de miel et une pointe d'acidité. Ideal apéro. La Cave 108, 9€.

Un beau gras, de la pêche, une touche de miel et une pointe d'acidité. Ideal apéro. La Cave 108, 9€.

Sep 27th, 2016
Joe Beddia

Refined hay and barnyard friend.

Refined hay and barnyard friend.

Nov 11th, 2015