2011 Puzelat-Bonhomme Cheverny Blanc

White Blend

  • France
  • Loire Valley
  • Upper Loire
  • Cheverny
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  • forceberry wrote: 93 points

    June 29, 2015 - Luminous pale green color. Very surprising, rich, intense and slightly sweet nose with aromas of wildhoney, sweet apple and some apple blossom - something very unlike Loire SB! The nose leads to a refreshing, structured and off-dry palate, although the slight sweetness is so integral part of the body it is impossible to say whether the wine is actually medium sweet or even bone dry with just incredibly rich, ripe fruit. Rich, complex flavors of honey, green apple, some grapefruit pith bitterness, stony mineralit and a hint of oxidative nuttiness. Lovely acid brightness. Quite robust and very long finish with pronounced nutty and oxidative, bruised apple notes, some sweet wildhoney, a little spice and a hint of funky, leesy and oxidative aromas of brioche and malt.

    Ok, I must admit, this wine was nothing like I expected from a white Cheverny. That is not to say this wine was a disappointment, because it definitely wasn't! The wine was incredibly tasty and so complex it was almost weird, resulting in a paradoxically good and horrible drinkability: it is so good you just want to gulp it in an instant, yet is it so complex, you want to stop constantly just to wonder what on earth is going on with the wine. The wine paired incredibly well with chanterelle risotto and it was truly a brilliant purchase at 11€. Tremendous value. Extremely recommended.

  • Charlie Pendejo Likes this wine:

    November 2, 2014 - Holy smokes, this was brilliant! I've had one or two Cheverny before, but nothing like this. Intensity, complexity, long finish. What I remember: grapefruit up front, some Granny Smith apple, and lots more (that I didn't pay close enough attention to give names to) up through a long mineral finish. Bought this bottle just a month ago, but now that I look into acquiring a bunch more, boom, it's all gone. Well, now I know for next year.

    Its serious Loire acidity was perfect with pan-fried hake (with mashed celery root and fresh cranberry beans) the first night, then its complexity stood it in great stead with Indian fish in a complex yogurt sauce the next evening.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type White
  • Producer Puzelat-Bonhomme
  • Varietal White Blend
  • Designation Blanc
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Loire Valley
  • SubRegion Upper Loire
  • Appellation Cheverny

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  • In Cellars 1 (33%)
  • Consumed 2 (67%)

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