Thibaud Boudignon

Anjou Chenin Blanc

9.130 ratings
9.39 pro ratings
Anjou, 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
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

Gorgeous nose. This is Chenin for white burgundy drinkers. More Guibertau than Anjou. Nice to see this in Anjou. Gorgeous nose. Very mineral, very spicey, sliced white almonds. Quince, honeycomb. Flowers. Smells like 1er Cru Chassagne Of Chenin. Tastes like that too. Stunning. Hypnotic. Lemon lime, grilled nuts. So Chenin, no oxidation, tons of aromatic depth. Layered and ethereal. Palate is so lithe yet stuffed. Wow. What energy and precision. Such lean structure and focused like a laser. So concentrated and long. My god this is long. Stunningly pure. A revelation. The finish lingers for minutes. Terrific structure purity and balance. Just world class wine and amazingly unique and delicious. Never had an Anjou Blanc this good. I prefer over Richard Leroy. This is more my style. Full of acid and energy. So vibrant. So refined and so young. What a wine.

Gorgeous nose. This is Chenin for white burgundy drinkers. More Guibertau than Anjou. Nice to see this in Anjou. Gorgeous nose. Very mineral, very spicey, sliced white almonds. Quince, honeycomb. Flowers. Smells like 1er Cru Chassagne Of Chenin. Tastes like that too. Stunning. Hypnotic. Lemon lime, grilled nuts. So Chenin, no oxidation, tons of aromatic depth. Layered and ethereal. Palate is so lithe yet stuffed. Wow. What energy and precision. Such lean structure and focused like a laser. So concentrated and long. My god this is long. Stunningly pure. A revelation. The finish lingers for minutes. Terrific structure purity and balance. Just world class wine and amazingly unique and delicious. Never had an Anjou Blanc this good. I prefer over Richard Leroy. This is more my style. Full of acid and energy. So vibrant. So refined and so young. What a wine.

Mar 24th, 2018
Jessica Hereth

Sommelier/Wine Director Olympic Provisions

9.4

Magical miracle juice

Magical miracle juice

Feb 18th, 2018
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.3

I like a shit-ton of acid in my Chenin, and this manages to provide that along side the rich orchard fruit and fresh honeycomb typical of Anjou. Throw in a heaping helping of minerality wrapped in wisps of smoke and you've got something that pushes all my buttons. Damn this is good, and so, so young.

I like a shit-ton of acid in my Chenin, and this manages to provide that along side the rich orchard fruit and fresh honeycomb typical of Anjou. Throw in a heaping helping of minerality wrapped in wisps of smoke and you've got something that pushes all my buttons. Damn this is good, and so, so young.

Sep 30th, 2017
Amy Currens

Sommelier/Wine Director FarmShop

9.2

2015. delicious with sexy nerve and texture.

2015. delicious with sexy nerve and texture.

Jun 23rd, 2017
Erik Helms

Sommelier/Wine & Beer Buyer Whole Foods Oakland

9.3

Love this wine. Classic Loire of citrus zest, wet wool, exceeding minerality, and a extraordinary pairing of pate, hot baguette, and friends!

Love this wine. Classic Loire of citrus zest, wet wool, exceeding minerality, and a extraordinary pairing of pate, hot baguette, and friends!

Jun 16th, 2017
Richard Alfred

Racine, NYC. 4/29/19 with Loren Gesinsky, Gena Usenheimer, Gina Merrill, Scott RABE.

Racine, NYC. 4/29/19 with Loren Gesinsky, Gena Usenheimer, Gina Merrill, Scott RABE.

Apr 29th, 2019
Matthew Walsh

Generally not a fan of chenin but this is among the best I’ve encountered. It has a beautiful mouth feel, opulence with vivacity.

Generally not a fan of chenin but this is among the best I’ve encountered. It has a beautiful mouth feel, opulence with vivacity.

Mar 1st, 2019
X
9.1

como albariño

como albariño

Sep 24th, 2018
Jordan Kaufman

This was delicious - tons of acid, lots of bright tropical fruit. Really enjoyable.

This was delicious - tons of acid, lots of bright tropical fruit. Really enjoyable.

Mar 3rd, 2018