Very nice, a little sweet, a little funky and a lot of fruit, with apricots, very ripe apples and a brûléed citrus quality. It has secondary notes of baking spices, waxiness, wool and slight lactic notes. Good, but lacks the complexity of the Clos Hebert. I don't have much experience with older Vouvrays, but this seems to have the stuffing to age a bit.
Big, almost overpowering, reductive notes that took a while to blow off. This was starting to develop more mature notes, but the acidity, RS and concentration of fruit leads me to think that this will drink well for several years.
First of my 08 stash and a very lovely bottle indeed the first day, delightfully lithe and slippery going down, very mildly sweet, with minerality and slightly peachy highlights. I think it's quite young still, and the second day it began to open up more, but at this time, I prefer the youthful charm of its first-day showing.
Perfect fair for CR Salmon and risotto. Apple cider, quince, gravel, mead, and chalk on the nose and palate with a light layer of wool over the top of all. In a great place but has some life left. Sweet, savory, and salty all at once.
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(François Chidaine Vouvray Le Bouchet) This cuvée is generally sweet, demi-sec or moelleux, and is sourced from 50-year old vines on clay-limestone terroirs. In this vintage it has 19 g/l residual sugar. Very fresh and open in terms of style, with a touch of aniseed and liquorice here, also fennel maybe. It has a lovely style, soft and supple, polished off with oak, although there is a fine substance and depth to it as well. There are polished and golden-honey fruits, giving the wine a very supple style, delicious and rather caressing. Underneath a fine core of acid. Impressive.
(Francois Chidaine Vouvray Bouchet) #1; COLOR-medium golden; NOSE-quite tight; more minerality; a little lemon peel; also some Crème Fraiche; a little almond shell; PALATE-this wine is complex; makes my mouth water; I love the acidity; this is food friendly and makes me want to eat; I love this peachy freshness coming through; beautiful guava and kiwi flavors that are singing on the mid-palate; this is SPECTACULAR wine; very flinty and chalky; GREAT structure; well made; seamless; long finish; juicy; creamy; delicate; powerful; this is SPECTACULAR; this is dry with so much fruit that there's a hint of sweetness; there's a beautiful honey component; it' thick; has great viscosity and mouthfeel; great balance; a nice citrus punch; almost like pineapple juice; this is world class; tastes like a rock wrapped in lemon peels with pineapple juice squeezed on top; Delightful and Delicious; love the minerality; love the fruit; love the tropical flavors and love the mouthfeel; DS-95; GV-93+
(François Chidaine Vouvray Le Bouchet) This cuvée is generally sweet, demi-sec or moelleux, and is sourced from 50-year old vines on clay-limestone terroirs. A fresh and ethereal character on the nose, citrus and cream, and a much firmer style than the two Montlouis demi-secs in this vintage. Notes of stone, lightly sprinkled with flower petals. Firm, beautifully textured, vibrant and tingly. A vigorous wine with wonderful character and great potential.
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