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White

2014 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Bournais

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2/8/2016 - gzim Likes this wine: 89 points

Decanted for 2.5 hours. Nice mineral and white fruits. A bit of a waxy, oily-ness which made it special. The nose was amazing. Wine is going nowhere but up.

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2013 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Choisilles

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1/15/2016 - ScottGoodwin Likes this wine: 89 points

Bone dry with face ripping acidity. There is good fruit to go along with it but I'm going to give this a few years to settle down.

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White

2014 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Choisilles

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2/6/2016 - Frank Murray III wrote: NR

First one tried and it follows the delicious, dry and coiled 14 Breuil from a few weeks ago. Opened and into the glass for this TN, no decant. This Choisilles is a little fatter than the Breuil, exhibiting some honey, which adds to the texture. The palate has lots of orange, lime, slate and mint--no flavor shortage here. As the wine finishes, it shows some peach skin and lime skin. More to come...last few ounces on Day 2. This has some of the cut of the '14 Breuil--the lime and saline palate yet it just brings in a plusher texture, finishing with a slate note and a real cool lime skin note. Delicious, refreshing.

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Red

2014 François Chidaine Touraine Rouge

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2/4/2016 - tward Likes this wine: 88 points

Solid QPR. Loaded with wet stones, bright red fruit, earth; nicely lean, but never thin, good balance of fruit and acid. Food friendly. Enjoyable if you like Loire reds. 12.5% abv.

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White

2014 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Choisilles

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2/4/2016 - alanr wrote: 92 points

Taking the new model out for a spin, this seems to be back on form after a string of difficult vintages following the wonderful 2010. Maybe even more chiseled than 2010, with medium intense fruit, great acidity, and minerality just oozing our of every pore. Exceedingly dry and razor-like steeliness on the finish. Fabulous

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White

2010 François Chidaine Vouvray Clos Baudoin

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2/1/2016 - Chainthroer wrote: 92 points

Aromas and flavors of pear, apple, apricot, citrus, ginger and minerals. Great structure. Intense and layered fruit. A viscous texture in the mouth. Approachable now, but should have years left for enjoyment. Score 92-93.

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White - Off-dry

2011 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Tuffeaux

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1/7/2016 - Hanz Likes this wine: 89 points

Pretty interesting. Lots of soft wood and glue on the nose. Sweetness is rather shy, bitter mid-palate that isn't quite harmonious but gets better with aeration. Sweetness also comes out of the closet after a while. Medium finish of glorious richness.

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White

2014 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos du Breuil

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1/30/2016 - Gargantua wrote: NR

Lean as expected with an incisive, pear skin drying finish. Will require more.

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White

2004 François Chidaine Vouvray Sec Les Argiles

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1/30/2016 - JamesSanders Likes this wine: 91 points

Bought on release and stored in a 54 degree cellar. Color is right between gold and amber. Not especially intense, but what is there is very nice. Still has good apple fruit and there's a sweet spice element I can't quite put my finger on. Maybe allspice? Still drinking very nicely.

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White

2014 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Choisilles

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1/30/2016 - drwine2001 wrote: NR

A Loire Afternoon (SF Wine Trading Company, Tofino Wines, and Home): Light yellow. Vibrant orange aromas. Elegant, medium weight Chenin Blanc. Demi-sec level of off dry sweetness, some pear, fine acidity, terrific mid-palate texture and limestone interplay, than the echo of orange peel on the finish. Very enjoyable for now and the intermediate term.

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White - Off-dry

2008 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Tuffeaux

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1/30/2016 - brigcampbell wrote: NR

Blind guessed Chenin correctly. Medium depth gold color hinted at some age. Medium plus weight. Oily complex nose. Slight sweet pear and red apple flavors. Would be a great pairing for Thai.

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White - Off-dry

2008 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Tuffeaux

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1/29/2016 - Frank Murray III wrote: NR

Four years since my last bottle. Started off a little tropical in tone, with some viscosity. Peach and honey, yet solid acidity to cut the demi-edges. The balance on this was great, the table seemed to really enjoy it. I have one bottle left, I don't see any rush to open the last one.

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White

2011 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos Habert

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1/28/2016 - juffer Likes this wine: 92 points

I served this in my wine course. Herbal minty nose with white stone fruit. Great balance in the mouth. A touch of residual sugar in the finish. Could use a couple more years to mellow out. Excellent with aged goat cheese.

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White

2007 François Chidaine Vouvray Sec Les Argiles

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1/25/2016 - MRichman wrote: NR

A beautiful wine. Good lemony acid. Clear, steely. Drinking great. No rush.

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White

2007 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos Habert

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1/25/2016 - r.o.man Likes this wine: 92 points

Still full of vigor and energy. The acidity is ripe and very solid, fruit has mellowed into dry honey and sweet quince and orange juice. Very long, spicy.

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White

2008 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos Habert

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1/24/2016 - alanr wrote: 92 points

Shows a bit of color, but my memory is a little faded on how it appeared on release; nose is on the subtle side, with a hint of lanolin and wax, but the palate shines with medium intensity and depth, plenty of richness, then a slow transition to a drier, more mineral finish, despite the presence of some residual sugar typical in this wine. Some of the wild flamboyance that marked this vintage closer to release has faded, leaving a beautiful, intense, almost elegant wine in its wake. Very nice, and based on this bottle no rush to drink up.

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White

2013 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Choisilles

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1/22/2016 - JOsgood wrote: NR

Tasty stuff. Good Chenin Blanc.

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White

2008 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Choisilles

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1/20/2016 - alanr wrote: 92 points

Have gone through a couple of bottles of this in the past few months that seemed a little advanced. Not this bottle. Perfect, medium light hay color, stony light fruit nose, and a vibrant, medium intense palate, with a lasting finish and nice flashes of quartz minerality. Beautiful wine, too easy to drink this in a hurry.

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White

2014 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos du Breuil

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1/20/2016 - Andrew Christiansen Likes this wine: NR

Lean and bright yet with depth and structure. Wife asked for more after we had downed the bottle, which is a strong endorsement and a suggestion that purchases of additional bottles may not be heavily scrutinized.

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White

2014 François Chidaine Sauvignon Touraine

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1/18/2016 - cardsandwine Likes this wine: NR

Very nice Sauvignon Blanc. Clean and crisp. A steal at $15.

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White

2013 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos du Breuil

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1/18/2016 - Dale M wrote: 92 points

Radical departure from my last experience, and all for the better. Maybe I drank that bottle too soon from delivery as I recall it being very acidic, enjoyably, but mouth puckering so. This had a wonderful grapefruit palate, with shades of mineral and a touch of richness on the finish. Would love to have more bottles of this.

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White

2010 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos du Breuil

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1/18/2016 - bags wrote: NR

nicely balanced and reasonably complex. excellent acidity and quite dry (not an easy thing these days in Vouvray land). probably not going to develop further, and I agree that it's likely fully mature now.

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Red

2014 François Chidaine Touraine Rouge

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1/16/2016 - bdb55 Does not like this wine: 89 points

Juicy, fresh, mineral, med + acid, low tannin

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Red

2014 François Chidaine Touraine Rouge

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1/16/2016 - cardsandwine Likes this wine: NR

PNP. Spicy and earthy palate with with ripe fruit. Back end a bit harsh. Should benefit from time.

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White

2014 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Choisilles

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1/12/2016 - cardsandwine Likes this wine: NR

Gorgeous golden yellow hue. Still quite young, but great pedigree here. Crisp, vibrant fruit on the palate that evolves with time in the glass. Elegant finish.

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