Light golden colour. Evolving, rich and savory. Exotic fruits like pineapple and papaya. Full palate, medium full body, long. Residual sugar and acidity in perfect balance. On the beginning of mature period, which could be quite long.
Very fine showing. Entering into a more mature phase. Lime, meyer lemon and other citric notes. Good body, not especialy acidic; demi-demi-sec, just a tad of RS. Only the faintest of chenin wooliness on the palate. Highly enjoyable across a range of strong indian curry flavors. Excellent pairing.
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(François Chidaine Montlouis Clos Habert Demi-Sec) The soils here are limestone, the vines 60 years old, and the wine usually a demi-sec, in this vintage true to form with residual sugar sitting at 12.1 g/l. The yield is lower than some at 29 hl/ha. The fruit character has evolved into citrus and peach on the nose, a wonderfully vibrant and creamy wine, a swirl of mango and mineral. A gliding, elegant palate, lots of interest here. A very balanced form, the acidity enhancing the finesse and harmony of the wine. This is very supple, restrained, with complex fruits as on the nose, and a good length too. Great wine.
(François Chidaine Montlouis Clos Habert) This has 15 g/l residual sugar. A really lovely nose here, full of white pepper and pears, and ripe stone fruit. There is a fine palate to follow, soft, gentle and minerally; it doesn't have the grip of the preceding wines, but there is a fine and broad substance beneath. Full bodied and substantial, with a slightly bitter finish, this is really very good indeed.
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