White - Off-dry

2009 François Chidaine Vouvray Le Bouchet

Chenin Blanc

  • France
  • Loire Valley
  • Touraine
  • Vouvray
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Community Tasting Notes 69

  • Biskuit Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 4, 2020 - I need more Chidaine / Vouvray in my life! Age is showing well in this. Acidity is holding strong, balancing out the lush honesyuckle. Tons of depth. Ditto on Seafoam's note below.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • paulst Likes this wine: 88 points

    November 11, 2019 - Green apple; sour and sweet pineapple and lemon; round; light acidity; sweet finish.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • fitzi wrote:

    August 16, 2019 - Very nice, well-developed, balanced. The more I drink wine, the less I like sweetness. More Chablis, less Vouvray, in my future.

  • ljl203 wrote:

    March 16, 2019 - Butterscotch and pineapple, seashells, almonds. This is a haunting wine.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • ljl203 wrote: 92 points

    January 27, 2019 - Last one was oxidized, flat and disappointing. Holy smokes this next one delivered was what I was hoping for. Deep amber honey, floating tangerine and mandarin oranges, bracing lemon-lime acids, with a slight waxy lanolin note. Easy to sip as a meal itself.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Up From The Cellar #4 & Misc New Releases, 12/13/2018 (link)

    (Francois Chidaine Vouvray Le Bouchet White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2012, Issue #37, The Annual Loire Valley Report: The 2010 Vintage and Other Recently Tasted Gems

    (Vouvray Demi-Sec “Bouchet”- Domaine François Chidaine) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Chris Kissack
    January 2011 (link) 18+ points

    (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 2009 it has 27 g/l residual sugar. Creamed yellow fruit on the nose, definitely softer and more seductive on first impression than some other 2009s. But there is a delightful minerality here too, soft and lightly volcanic in its feel. The palate matches this, showing a very sweet and honeyed character, with beautiful depth and breadth to it, but also with a very fine core of laser-like acidity and lots of mineral grip. The finish has a great, tangible substance. Superb wine.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type White - Off-dry
  • Producer François Chidaine
  • Varietal Chenin Blanc
  • Designation Le Bouchet
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Loire Valley
  • SubRegion Touraine
  • Appellation Vouvray

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (1%)
  • In Cellars 231 (40%)
  • Consumed 338 (59%)

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