Chenin Blanc

Château de Fosse-Seche

Arcane Saumur Chenin Blanc 2018

Celebrating another publication this year, for a total of 13 pieces: 10 short stories and 3 installments of the beverage column, Liquid Carriage at No Contact.

Described to me by the owner and resident vino at Frankly in TriBeCa as an electric Chenin that changes over a few days from slightly bready to fresh and zippy to Burgundian-like.

I had to experience this chameleon of flavors.

Fresh Focaccia on the nose. Bready and boozy in the bouquet. Aromas of tropical fruit, papaya and lemongrass.

Super well balanced, fresh acid, nice RS, beautiful softness like rose petal mouthfeel.

Love this. So much.
— 6 days ago

Dawn, Severn and 6 others liked this

Foreau - Domaine du Clos Naudin

Vouvray Sec Chenin Blanc 2016

Ah Chenin. I’ll always come home to you. 2016 is such a classic vintage; this is juust starting to open up and hit its stride.

Honey, jasmine, pear, fierce acid, balanced by impeccably subtle sweetness.
— 19 hours ago

Daron, Ericsson and 30 others liked this


That’s The Stuff. 💥

Florent Cosme Vigneron

La Motte Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2019

Confrérie de la Chaine Des Rôtisseurs, Bailliage d'Albany; 19 September 2021 at Loft 433, Troy, NY

Fourth Course
Peaches & Figs
Grilled Peaches, Gorgonzola Bruleed Figs, Quick Raisins, Late Season Lettuce, Verjus
— 8 days ago

Dawn, Tom and 18 others liked this

Domaine le Peu de la Moriette

Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2019

Jean-Claude Pichot’s family is one of the oldest in Vouvray, with origins dating back to 1739. 100% Chenin Blanc, with aromas of fresh tropical fruits, blossom and honey nuts. On the palate peach, pineapple and melon with lime citrus, vivid acidity, good balance with a touch of sweetness on the medium finish. Nice! Consistent quality. — 5 days ago

Dawn, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this

Domaine de la Taille aux Loups

Monopole Clos de Mosny Montlouis Sur Loire Chenin Blanc 2015

Expressive and sophisticated bouquet with benzene notes, Jerez, nuts, tilia honey, slightly rotten mandarins. With time the nose evolves, calms down and you get green tea with jasmine as a bonus. Multilayered wine, with long jerez-like evolving taste, flavours of green almond and yellow fruits with benzene. Great wine, wonderful QPR, shame it's not available anymore.

Tasted on 2021-08-25
— 6 days ago

Ira, Touillet and 2 others liked this


Cuvée Réservée Brut Chenin Blanc

NV Bubbly from Chenin Blanc from the sympathetic cooperative of wine growers. Made with the Terra Vitis principles. Aged 24 months in the ‘cave en tuffeau’. Very quaffable with pleasant fruit expressions. — 3 days ago

Chris, Doctor and 13 others liked this

Catherine et Pierre Breton

Le Dilettante Vouvray 2018

Rather golden in color. Just delicious. Fruit and acidity in balance. Lovely expression of dry Chenin Blanc. Enjoyed with Fish Tacos. 12.5% abv. — 4 days ago

Severn, Bob and 10 others liked this

Domaine Huet

Le Haut-Lieu Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2016

It’s a good thing if your Chenin pours in the spectrum of deep golds. Le Haut Lieu Sec is like biting through the thick and creamy flesh of a bright brick red delicious apple.

The smells and tastes you could find in 30 year Sherry. The stuff of botrytis - honeys, middle eastern perfumes, hazelnuts, dates, cheddar. And there are cinnamon stewed peaches and apricot. And it just keeps going until it settles on caramel apple pops - the kind with the green cellophane.

This is Chenin stretching its legs, flexing its ability to be anything and anywhere.
— 9 days ago

Eddie, Severn and 22 others liked this
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Oh hell yes. Have the same vintage in my cellar too bb
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@Jay Kline you’ll enjoy this one. Hell yes indeed

Domaine de la Taille aux Loups

Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos Michet Chenin Blanc 2017

Elegant and sophisticated wine. Yellow fruits, nuts, quince jam, benzene notes and tilia with some bakery hints. High electric acidity, well balanced, has lots of power and potential. It's almost ready to kick me in the face. Long aftertaste with flavours of tilia honey and green apricot. Young yet delicious!

Tasted on 2021-08-25
— 6 days ago

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Mary Taylor Wine

Anjou Blanc Chenin Blanc 2019

Nice, pithy Chenin Blanc.
N:Faint lemon curd, beeswax, white flowers.Grapefruit.
P: Lemon rind, beeswax, mineral, crisp.
Goes great w Gochujang eggplant.
Thanks Andrea@Buy-Rite liquors.
— 7 days ago

Eddie, Ted and 5 others liked this