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1996 François Cazin (Le Petit Chambord) Cour-Cheverny Vendanges Manuelles Cuvée Renaissance
- Loire Valley
- Upper Loire
Community Tasting Notes 39
BradKNYC Likes this wine:
February 20, 2016 - Two wines with half of the Wine Advocate crew. (Racines, NYC): I brought this along as it's always fun to bring oddball wines to critics and it never fails to impress. Still a vivid ageless wonder bursting with quince, mineral, citrus and hints of red fruit with a bit of sweetness and snappy acidity. Expansive across the palate and growing in depth and intensity with air, it's as spine tingling and thrilling as it always is and I was happy to see the Parker peeps were also digging it. I wish I had hijacked the truck back in the day as I really do need an endless supply. A.2 people found this helpful Comment
October 25, 2015 - Great showing. No much going on aromatically at first, but opened up with time open. Decanting might not be a bad idea. It showed very young.
September 5, 2014 - Can't really top Seth's comment below ("Like Riesling and Chenin had sex in an acid bath. Stupid good."). This was indeed stupid good. Much paler color than one would expect in an 18 year old white, this looked more like the '08 and '10 Chablis I've been drinking. On my first sip, the first word that came to mind was "electric". This was young and fresh and positively vibrant. The hit of honey on the palate perhaps evidenced its age, but otherwise nothing here was aged apart from a wonderful integration on the palate (agree again with Seth that the acidity "is more integrated than crisp") and a smooth, supple texture. Plenty of white fruit. Every sip was delicious. At Rose Water in Park Slope.
February 14, 2014 - Delicious, complex, satisfying.
Seth Rosenberg wrote: (96 points)
September 10, 2013 - Floral nose with sugar, honey, green apple - very perfumed. Near perfect palate of honey, green apple, grapes, flowers with great balance and acid and a sweet, lively and burning finish. It's hard to put into words the quality of the palate, the acid is more integrated than 'crisp' - there is some alloy of the flowers, honey and acid that is unlike anything I have had before. Like Riesling and Chenin had sex in an acid bath. Stupid good. Probably my WOTN. Nose - 5/6, Palate - 5.5/6, Finish - 5.5-6/6, Je ne Sais Quoi - 1.5/2 = 17.5-18.5/20.
Pro Reviews 1
By Richard Jennings
11/26/2009 (link) 92 points
(François Cazin (Le Petit Chambord) Cour-Cheverny Vendanges Manuelles Cuvée Renaissance) Bright light medium gold color; floral, tart apple, ripe peach, apricot, almond nose; good tart apricot nectar, baked apple, tangy, tart peach, mineral palate with good acidity; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.
- Vintage 1996
- 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 1 (1%)
- In Cellars 63 (50%)
- Consumed 62 (49%)