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2002 François Cazin (Le Petit Chambord) Cour-Cheverny Vendanges Manuelles Cuvée Renaissance
- Loire Valley
- Upper Loire
Community Tasting Notes 37
January 21, 2016 - On day one the wine was hard to drink. I thought at first it was corked and came close to tossing to down the drain. But wines from this region can show weird bottle funk, and so I put it into the fridge overnight. Next day the wine is fine and free of the funk. The aromatics are mostly about flint and stone, but they are pretty. and there is some honey and wool in there too. The wine drinks like a demi-sec from Montlouis or Vouvray, but without the same level of complexity as one of the great examples from those places. Very nice wine, but if cellar space is at a premium it's not clear to me why this wine, and not Huet or something like that.
brooklynguy Does not like this wine:
August 2, 2015 - Nose is nice with slightly wooly and waxy honeyed fruit, much akin to Chenin. Not terribly complex, but lovely. The palate however is surprisingly disjointed. The acidity is screaming and there isn't the body or the depth of material to balance the wine. I loved this wine years ago. Hopefully I caught in in an awkward stage.
Keith Levenberg Likes this wine: (92 points)
July 28, 2015 - Started out waxy and almost rieslingesque. Needed just a bit of time to stretch its legs. Golden and brassy but nothing here that's either literally sweet or figuratively so (honeyed, etc.). Straddles the line between pure chenin-like fruit and something a bit more fat and gushing - and manages to have the deeper tones that come with some development while still coming across vibrant and luminous.
October 19, 2014 - Nice. Prime time
marc d Likes this wine:
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.
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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 150 (53%)
- Consumed 129 (46%)
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