Visit at Domaine Baudry

Tasted May 17, 2016 by Pierre-Yves with 319 views

Introduction

Matthieu Baudry took the time to welcome us though the cellars and tasting room to taste some for the 2013, 14 and 15 wines.

Flight 1 (10 notes)

Rosé
2015 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Rosé France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon
A lot of stuffing with a nice bitterness and ample fruit. Not usually a fan of Rose but this ones hits the mark with the bitterness lifting the fruit for a good structure.
The generous 15 vintage is good for this rendition.
Red
2015 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Granges France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon
Les Granges is on a sandy soil more sensible to climate variation.
In the generous 15 vintage, it gives a very beautiful crunchy fruit, very fresh. Nose is a little soothing with spice and freshness. Feel the acidity first then some soft tannins. Elevage is done in concrete tanks. Beautiful juice and vin de soif.
Red
2014 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Le Domaine France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon
Sandy soil on top of clay and limestone.
More floral nose with a 'classical' Chinon structure and feel. More round, fresh red fruits. A bit short finish - was just bottled 15 days before. Elevage is done on concrete tanks for 15 months. A bit spicy and chalky finish (the limestone).
Red
2014 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon
Sandy and gravels soils.
There is a great fruit concentration on the nose with a good finesse and freshness. Has a more body. A touch of iron and lifting acidity.
Red
2014 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Le Clos Guillot France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon
Tasted from the tank. Limestone soil.
Some reduction that quickly blow off. Wow this is delicious! As the Grezeaux was round, this is is very straight. Fantastic dimension. Subtle tannins. Powerful yet elegant.
Elevage is done first in concrete tanks then 1 year on barrels then one year back on concrete tanks.
Can't wait for this to be bottled!
Red
2014 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon
Tasted from barrel.
Cherry, some chocolate, fresh vanilla from the wood not yet integrated. More serious, and mature than the previous wines. Effortless acidity. The grezeaux is young son, the Clos guillot the wife and Croix boissee the patriarch of the house.
Superb finesse, some chalkiness, fantastic stuffing. This will be a very good Croix Boissee.
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Red
2013 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Le Clos Guillot France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon
Very low alcohol :11.5%.
Superb freshness. Fresh acid cherry with some salinity ( clams?). Already good accessible Chinon. Matthieu talked about a naked wine, showing the minerals of the soil(limestone) because of the 2013 vintage.
Lovely.
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Red
2013 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon
Still a bit of wood to be integrated. Light alcohol(12%). Kirsch Cherry, light, fresh and structured. Slight salty finish.
Lovely.
White
2015 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Blanc France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon
Not bottled yet. Clay / Limestone soil.
Citrus fruits / grapefruit nose and fresh fruit, white flower, with a very straight and mineral finish. Salty, hint of sea breeze. Well structured. This is going to be great. It rocks!
Red
1996 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon
Wow! Very beautiful old aged Chinon. Spice, acidity and elegance. Alive. Has some smokiness, tobacco leave and some iode.
Guessed a bit older vintage of one of the limestone cuvee - wrong : it was the sandy / gravel Grezeaux 96!
1996 apparently took time to show up, and the strong acidity of the vintage makes it a long live wine. It clearly has the stuffing to age further - but why wait this is fantastic.

Closing

This was a revelation and learning experience to taste the same vintage of different parcels, showing different facets of the Chinon terroir.
And 1996 Grezeaux is a fantastic wine and another proof - if needed - how aged Chinon is fantastic !

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