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2013 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos du Breuil

Chenin Blanc

  • France
  • Loire Valley
  • Touraine
  • Montlouis-sur-Loire
Drink between 2016 - 2023 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • Necowine wrote: 86 points

    December 9, 2020 - Especially in the first hour after opening, lovely bouquet of smokey tropical fruit over straw. Some of those notes also on the attack, and also clay mineral and citrus, but this wine was really in and out of my comfort zone for tartness - at times a pickled, puckering quality. Lots of acidity, too much for some but okay for me. Hmm. Had a personality, did enjoy it, but not my favorite Loire chenin.

  • Dale M wrote: 92 points

    January 18, 2016 - Radical departure from my last experience, and all for the better. Maybe I drank that bottle too soon from delivery as I recall it being very acidic, enjoyably, but mouth puckering so. This had a wonderful grapefruit palate, with shades of mineral and a touch of richness on the finish. Would love to have more bottles of this.

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  • Dale M wrote: 91 points

    April 19, 2015 - Those that crave enamel ripping acidity should find the Sec moniker well earned on this guy. The acidity is immediate and impactful, tenacious, and almost astringent but it softens just a tad as it progresses through the mouth to make the experience enjoyably. Do not think of drinking this without food, trust me on this. Good volume and weight on the back half show case soil and minerals, and clearly peg this as Chenin vs of that say Sav Blanc. I’m going to hold my last bottle, not two mention score a few more as this should drink very well for a decade plus.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2015, 2/1/2015 (link)

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


  • By Joel B. Payne
    Focus on Loire Valley Chenin Blanc (Dec 2014), 11/1/2014 (link)

    (François Chidaine Montlouis Clos Du Breuil) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/20/2015 (link) 93 points

    (François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos du Breuil) Slight hazy light yellow color; savory, safflower honey, lemon oil nose; medium bodied, lemon oil, mineral palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (7%)
  • In Cellars 32 (38%)
  • Consumed 47 (55%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Chèvre, Comté

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