Chinon, Touraine

Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 2009

Confrérie Des Chevaliers du Tastevin Sous-Commanderie d'Albany; 11 September 2022 at Old Inn on the Green, New Marlborough, MA — 15 days ago

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Champalou

Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2020

Perfect pairing with a wok-tossed lobster, noodles and sautéed pea shoots — 3 days ago

Ted, Byron and 1 other liked this

Domaine Huet

Le Mont Demi-Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2020

Delectable Wine
9.5

The bright acidity of Le Mont Demi-Sec really shows itself in 2020, producing a clean, racy style. There's a welcoming aspect to this wine with its 20 grams of residual sugar, but the flint in this vineyard keeps it strict and provides that taut line. It is super smart, balanced and really joyful now and will continue to provide pleasure for decades. Wait. Or don't. (Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous, September 2022)
— 10 days ago

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François Chidaine

Les Choisilles Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2020

Delectable Wine
9.1

The 2020 Les Choisilles offers a floral and pear-like aromatic character. It's round and ripe with good grip on the finish, which could be a result of the vintage having had little juice in it; the wines have excellent structure and fruit purity. (Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous, September 2022)
— 10 days ago

Olga Raffault

Chinon Cabernet Franc Rosé 2021

Good strawberry/mineral combo, crisp and refreshing. — 15 days ago

David, Severn and 4 others liked this

Catherine et Pierre Breton

Nuits d'Ivresse Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2018

Surprisingly closed.
Black, brooding, dense. Yet fresh at the same time.
Dark plum, dusty cherry, black currant leaf, 95% chocolate, dark roast. But also fresh mint leaves, verbena, lemon juice.
On the palate this shows dense yet polished juicy tannins and a beautiful balance. Amazing purity of fruit, a savoury aroma spectrum, good length and grip.
A beauty that never disappoints.
— 10 days ago

Daniel, Lyle and 1 other liked this

Domaine Huet

Clos du Bourg Demi-Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2020

Delectable Wine
9.4

The 2020 Clos du Bourg Demi-Sec is starting to shake off the first days of its infancy but it has a long life ahead. It is akin to a cloud of Chenin, which fills the mouth with pure aromas reminiscent of freshly stewed apples and violets. The texture is finely woven and there’s acid to provide line through its balanced residual sugar. (Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous, September 2022)
— 10 days ago

Domaine Bernard Baudry

Les Grézeaux Chinon Cabernet Franc

Balanced, without overly gritty tannins. A touch too much brett, but integrated in a rustic feel — 19 days ago

Peter and Ericsson liked this

Domaine Huet

Le Haut-Lieu Demi-Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2002

Timothy Eustis
9.3

One of my older wines. 2002. Opened up a little oxidized, but weirdly that seems to have blown off. Gorgeous dark color, I wish I could tan like this wine. Honeysuckle. Melon. Great acidity. These are brilliant wines.  — 14 days ago

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And for the money, a noble wine that is a QPR! I’ve always been struck by the Zelig quality of Huet @Timothy Eustis

Pascal Janvier

Cuvée du Rosier Coteaux du Loir Pineau d'Aunis 2020

Floral in the front, pepper and spice in the back. Raspberries somewhere along the way that sustains to mineral and pepper. Florals diminish after about hour 1 and becomes a bit more fleshy and rounded with higher Minerality. Plush with a forward personality. — 3 days ago

Julia Miller
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