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White - Off-dry

2005 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Tuffeaux

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5/25/2015 - cweiss Likes this wine: NR

Very nice if not spectacular in any way. Could use more acidity for my taste, but the yellow fruits and honey provide a richness and enough acidity to go well with a picnic of cheeses and pates and Jamon Iberico.

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White - Off-dry

2008 François Chidaine Vouvray Le Bouchet

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5/17/2015 - Charlie Carnes wrote: flawed

Advanced; really bad.

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White - Off-dry

2010 François Chidaine Vouvray Le Bouchet

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5/16/2015 - baseballvino Likes this wine: 92 points

Great depth of flavor, rich, accessible. And last bottle. Hmmmm.

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White - Off-dry

2010 François Chidaine Vouvray Le Bouchet

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5/14/2015 - MLipton wrote: NR

Initally, a bit diffuse and tasting slightly oxidized. With a bit of air, it came into focus and gained zip. Seeming dry to off-dry, it paired well with pan-seared Mahi-Mahi with a mango salsa. Good but not sensational.

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White

2010 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Bournais

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5/13/2015 - christyler wrote: 90 points

This didn't impress as much as previous bottles. Still very nice - oily and viscous but still light on its feet.

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White

2013 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Choisilles

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5/12/2015 - JOsgood wrote: NR

Fresh, clean and delicious. I'd drink this young. Nice acidity.

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White

2011 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos du Breuil

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5/11/2015 - Loren Sonkin wrote: 89 points

Nice wine. Bone dry. Not as good as prior vintages I have tried. I doubt it gets better, but there is time.

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White

2010 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos du Breuil

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5/7/2015 - Frank Murray III wrote: NR

This showed pretty well, although it didn't have the level of precision that I was expecting. As it warmed up and aired out, it did improve for me but it didn't hit the heights I was hoping for. Peach, lime mango and a brushing of finishing acidity. I got 2 left, have to think about what I want for drink windows on the remaining bottles. Ps.....showed improvement on day 2, as it picked up energy and thr acidity is better present. Very good today.

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White

2010 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos du Breuil

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5/7/2015 - brigcampbell wrote: NR

Book Club (Maro Grill, Laguna Beach): Blind and again I guess chardonnay. At least I'm consistent... Red apple nose and juicy. Medium acid and lemon zest. Fruit drops off initially but as this warms up it blossoms. Finish is long and a fuller body weight which pushed me towards chardonnay.

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White

2010 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Choisilles

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4/30/2015 - L'enfant sauvage Likes this wine: NR

I'm with Billigan and HeyThatsLife on this. Lovely stuff, quince, green apple, pear, and stone fruit. Nice acid and halfway decent structure, but still not the excitement that there was on release, and I'm not sure the changes that come with aging will make up for that. Still, really good stuff.

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White

2008 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Bournais

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4/14/2015 - Rezy13 Likes this wine: 91 points

Tuesday Night Double Blind <$30 (Bin 75): Mine; bright yellow with green hues; deep sour red apple, slight grain, a bitter note, sour yellow fruit, pulpy; fuller richer on the palate, slight honey, melon, razor acidity in the back, a slight creamy quality in the mid, spice not from oak, quince; recommend serving a touch warmer with some airtime; would like to see with 3 more years; great wine.

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White - Sparkling

NV François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Méthode Traditionelle Demi-Sec

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4/19/2015 - Bellissimo wrote: NR

Brought to a dinner. Small pour got tropical fruits, pear with hazelnut. A bit too sweet for my liking but fun to try.

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White - Sparkling

NV François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Méthode Traditionelle Demi-Sec

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4/19/2015 - rocknroller wrote: 88 points

Monthly Tasting Group: Blind Pinots Worldwide (The Dakota, Mpls, MN): Tasting pour. Light medium gold color. Tropical, apple, sweet, floral Chenin character. Good for the style. Just not in my wheel house.

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White

2013 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos du Breuil

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4/19/2015 - Dale M wrote: 91 points

Those that crave enamel ripping acidity should find the Sec moniker well earned on this guy. The acidity is immediate and impactful, tenacious, and almost astringent but it softens just a tad as it progresses through the mouth to make the experience enjoyably. Do not think of drinking this without food, trust me on this. Good volume and weight on the back half show case soil and minerals, and clearly peg this as Chenin vs of that say Sav Blanc. I’m going to hold my last bottle, not two mention score a few more as this should drink very well for a decade plus.

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White

2011 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Choisilles

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4/17/2015 - Totoro wrote: 89 points

chidaine toujours au niveau !

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White

2008 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Choisilles

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4/16/2015 - Pknut wrote: NR

Moving along in its evolution, this is softer and mellower and rounder, with a palate of white and clear fruit including light quince, unsweetened pineapple and nectarine marmalade, and just a hint of sweetness. Followed this over four nights, with no degradation. On the last night, the palate seemed very relaxed and pure, classic Chennin with some wool notes. A nice wine, but not especially exciting. Seemed to be more interesting as a younger wine.

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White - Off-dry

2006 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Tuffeaux

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4/7/2015 - iphilgoood wrote: 90 points

Très beau vin. Des notes exotiques d'ananas, de poires, de miel. Excellent.

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White

2013 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Choisilles

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4/1/2015 - Gargantua Likes this wine: 92 points

A tricky vintage came out amazing for this reliably breathtaking wine. Not at all chubby like the 2010, perhaps not the equal of the 2005 tasted in 2010. Brilliant acid, and this is really, really good. Electric wine, searing drying acid but like lightning through a dense pear. What wouldn't this wine work with.

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White - Off-dry

2008 François Chidaine Vouvray Le Bouchet

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4/3/2015 - atl10trader Likes this wine: 95 points

Luscious. Conversation stopper. Beautiful full mouth richness finishes a glazed pear butter citrus peel symphony of flavors. Deep golden hue. The wine excites all the senses. I must find more.

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White

2010 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos du Breuil

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4/1/2015 - WST Likes this wine: NR

What a fantastic bottle. The '10 Chenin Blanc Sec's keep hitting the balls out of the park. Mixed sour citrus plus orange and ginger. Has both sharp cut plus a nice viscous mouth feel. No signs of age; this should be good for decades. I have a bit, but still wish I bought more. Best $18 bottle ever?

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White

2010 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Bournais

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3/28/2015 - budh wrote: 90 points

Takes a while to open up. Deep lemon color. Nose is dominated by oily, waxy notes. Also herbs, honey, white flower, golden delicious apple. Salty minerality, herbal, lime, green apple, honeydew melon on the palate. Medium+ body, high acidity, medium+ alcohol. Fairly long finish, gorgeous texture, well-balanced fruit, minerality, acidity. Very herbal for a Chenin, but still quite nice.

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White

2010 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Choisilles

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3/21/2015 - heythatslife Likes this wine: 92 points

Pear, quince, stone fruit, and lemon on the nose. The piercing acidity and crisp minerality provides a positive jolt in the mouth. I'm sure there is some RS, but the impression is one of dryness. Long, tart finish. This is why I love Loire chenin blancs.

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White

2001 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos du Breuil

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3/26/2015 - Vintage82 wrote: NR

Acker auction purchase. Oxy Dised. I hope this is not how this wine is supposed to show at this age but maybe so. I'm guessing poor storage is more likely the culprit.

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White

2011 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos Habert

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3/25/2015 - vespasian Likes this wine: NR

Totally different chenin to the Foreau! Honeyed ripeness and mineral elements. Floral and pretty; lovely finesseful style on the palate, comes across relatively dry and refreshing. Lovely delicate balanced style.

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White

2007 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos du Breuil

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3/24/2015 - r.o.man Likes this wine: 91 points

Warm yellow in colour, with some brownish touch. Oxidative nuances in the nose, some sour fruit, restraint. Surprisingly dry and acidic taste, creamy texture, long finish. Very fresh and quite interesting austerity.

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