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2002 François Cazin (Le Petit Chambord) Cour-Cheverny Vendanges Manuelles Cuvée Renaissance
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Community Tasting Notes 34
October 19, 2014 - Nice. Prime time
May 4, 2013 - Complex and delicious, lime, rocks, sweet and tart tension, hints of petrol, great length. Really good. No rush to drink this one, there is plenty of acidity balanced by the residual sugar.
coremill wrote: (87 points)
February 27, 2013 - Reminds me a bit of a German riesling. There's a fair bit of RS and some lactic, melony fruit. There's also a lot of acid such that while the sugar hits you on the attack, the midpalate and finish is tart and clean. But the acid is mostly just tart, rather than electric or racy. And whatever mineral character that's present here is pretty faint. It goes down pretty easy but I was left wanting a little more power or complexity.
tooch wrote: (91 points)
January 12, 2013 - Saturday with David White (Domaine Wine Storage & Sun Wah - Chicago, IL): Drank alongside the '96, which outclassed it. While this didn't have the level of complexity and composition of the '96, this had a more refreshing palate with a leaner edge to it. Nice melon, pear and apple tones were fresh and zippy. Drinking very well with loads of life ahead of it.
November 21, 2012 - Opened this when Hollowine came to visit. Simply put, one of my favorite white wines of the year. Medium-bodied, complex, beautiful and structured, there's so much to admire here. I wish I had a case. very highly recommended, 12,5% abv, should continue to drink well through the end of the decade
update: with one glass left in the bottle, 10 days later I removed it from the fridge - still had it going on. Amazing stuff.
Pro Reviews 2
By Richard Jennings
9/28/2009 (link) 92 points
(François Cazin (Le Petit Chambord) Cour-Cheverny Vendanges Manuelles Cuvée Renaissance) Light medium golden yellow color; lemon, cream, apple, mineral, creamy orange nose; lightly oily textured, lovely, tart orange, mineral, tart apricot palate; medium finish
By Richard Jennings
5/25/2009 (link) 93 points
(François Cazin (Le Petit Chambord) Cour-Cheverny Vendanges Manuelles Cuvée Renaissance) Light golden yellow color; lanolin, petrol and beeswax nose; tangy, solid, tart lime, tart green melon, quince and mineral palate, with good cut, medium-plus acidity; medium finish 93+ pts.
- Vintage 2002
- Type White - Off-dry
- Producer François Cazin (Le Petit Chambord)
- Varietal Romorantin
- Designation Vendanges Manuelles Cuvée Renaissance
- Vineyard n/a
- Country France
- Region Loire Valley
- SubRegion Upper Loire
- Appellation Cour-Cheverny
- Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
- In Cellars 159 (57%)
- Consumed 120 (43%)