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2011 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos du Breuil

Chenin Blanc

  • France
  • Loire Valley
  • Touraine
  • Montlouis-sur-Loire
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Community Tasting Notes 18

  • cdeco001 Likes this wine: 91 points

    August 13, 2021 - do not wait, drink now, great wine

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • cdeco001 Likes this wine: 90 points

    July 10, 2021 - great wine, to drink now

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • wayfarer Likes this wine: 90 points

    June 18, 2021 - Wasn't sure what to expect as I've had a fair number of flawed Chidaine bottles, some younger and some same era if not 2011. This was quite fresh on opening, deeper yellow, but little tertiary flavor. Rather, though somewhat muted nose of mineral, lemon, pear, the palate was balanced and rich, showing same profile as nose plus light honey. Unlike some notes this had ample acidity, and was a delight before dinner, as well as with dinner of grilled halibut, garden snow peas with shallot vinaigrette, corn on the cob. All that said I think it is transition and perhaps that is the reason for somewhat muted nature. Will hold a second bottle for a while and see what happens, keeping fingers crossed it doesn't go south.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • redwhiteandrich Likes this wine: 88 points

    November 1, 2020 - Having with Bo ssam, the Eric joon ho recipe and not the crappy dave Chang version.

    A little flabby, could use some more zing. Chidaine, really fell off my loire chenin map, don't know if it was the label changes or change in distributor.

    Chidaine makes one of the cleanest and sharpest chenins, a little wool, lots of ripe apricots and waxiness.

    Have a 2010 left in the cellar to try soon.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Jimywags wrote: 88 points

    September 3, 2015 - Popped and poured. Consistently, one of my favorite Loire whites year in and year out. This wine just didn't have enough acidity for me. Terrific aromas and flavors but not quite enough acidity to lift the palate to another plane. Maybe just the vintage. Still love Chidaine and this bottling. 88pts.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2013, Issue #45, The Annual Loire Valley Report The 2011 Vintage and Other Recently Tasted Gems

    (Montlouis “Clos de Breuil” Sec- Domaine François Chidaine) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/12/2012 (link)

    (François Chidaine, Clos du Breuil Montlouis-sur-Loire White) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type White
  • Producer François Chidaine
  • Varietal Chenin Blanc
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Clos du Breuil
  • Country France
  • Region Loire Valley
  • SubRegion Touraine
  • Appellation Montlouis-sur-Loire
  • UPC Code 4026963861263

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 45 (35%)
  • Consumed 84 (65%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

asian food, chicken, cream sauce, fish, vegetables

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