Moulin Touchais

Coteaux du Layon Chenin Blanc

9.226 ratings
9.69 pro ratings
Coteaux du Layon, Anjou-Saumur, 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
LM Segal

A beautifully rounded and fully developed Loire sticky that ain’t so sticky...but just right! Fresh, beautifully balanced exotic fruit and a clear beam of acidity, earthy chalk. Soul of a dry white.

A beautifully rounded and fully developed Loire sticky that ain’t so sticky...but just right! Fresh, beautifully balanced exotic fruit and a clear beam of acidity, earthy chalk. Soul of a dry white.

Jul 15th, 2019
Alex Papanicolaou

Delicious. So delicious.

Delicious. So delicious.

Jan 12th, 2016
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.5

This one showed more toffee, carame and brûlée notes than the 4 or so previous ones. Still, the acidity kept the experience exhilarating.

This one showed more toffee, carame and brûlée notes than the 4 or so previous ones. Still, the acidity kept the experience exhilarating.

Oct 16th, 2014
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.7

Super wine straddling freshness and maturity. Core of acidity maintains order over citronella, loquat, kumquat, longan, clover honeycomb, etcetera, etc, etc......,,

Super wine straddling freshness and maturity. Core of acidity maintains order over citronella, loquat, kumquat, longan, clover honeycomb, etcetera, etc, etc......,,

Sep 11th, 2014
Ted Kizor

Oxidized as expected. Nice lighter baking spices, baked apples, touch aldehydic. Wonderful acid balanced with a demisec. Wonderful way to celebrate the end of crush 2013

Oxidized as expected. Nice lighter baking spices, baked apples, touch aldehydic. Wonderful acid balanced with a demisec. Wonderful way to celebrate the end of crush 2013

Oct 24th, 2013
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.5

A truly unique wine.

A truly unique wine.

Sep 8th, 2013
Vasanth Balakrishnan

Last of the 1981 bottles I bought for my dear wife’s birthday and I believe this was the best. The cork was in incredible condition, looked only a few years old - Ah So made easy work of it. After allowing it to warm a bit - caramel apple, some barnyard funk on the nose, plus an under layer of fresh green apple. Palate is beautifully balanced, no sign of fatigue at all - this #coteauxdulayon #cheninblanc could coast for ages it seems. Caramel and honey notes, fleshy texture, some lemon, piercing acidity cutting through that sweetness, and more fresh green apple underlaying the baked notes. This was a nice counterpoint to the Sauternes we had closer to her actual birthday and a compelling alternative.

Last of the 1981 bottles I bought for my dear wife’s birthday and I believe this was the best. The cork was in incredible condition, looked only a few years old - Ah So made easy work of it. After allowing it to warm a bit - caramel apple, some barnyard funk on the nose, plus an under layer of fresh green apple. Palate is beautifully balanced, no sign of fatigue at all - this #coteauxdulayon #cheninblanc could coast for ages it seems. Caramel and honey notes, fleshy texture, some lemon, piercing acidity cutting through that sweetness, and more fresh green apple underlaying the baked notes. This was a nice counterpoint to the Sauternes we had closer to her actual birthday and a compelling alternative.

Nov 13th, 2021
Virgil Smaltz

Amazing aged chenin blanc - Sweet - but not overly so...

Amazing aged chenin blanc - Sweet - but not overly so...

Jul 20th, 2019
Ed Tostanoski

A little bit funky and not too sweet. Nice value BTG

A little bit funky and not too sweet. Nice value BTG

Jul 29th, 2018
Peter Heidt

...Le Coucou NYC. Thinking this should have been drunk around 1999. Like meeting a woman who says she was a playmate in the 1980s... Drinakable, but not desirable...

...Le Coucou NYC. Thinking this should have been drunk around 1999. Like meeting a woman who says she was a playmate in the 1980s... Drinakable, but not desirable...

Jul 26th, 2018