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2005 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos du Breuil

Chenin Blanc

  • France
  • Loire Valley
  • Touraine
  • Montlouis-sur-Loire
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Community Tasting Notes 33

  • Marc wrote: 94 points

    May 8, 2021 - Stunning chenin at its apex of maturity. Vibrant and focused, with caramel galore, minerality, textbook varietal flavours. Ripe peach and other stone fruits with ample bottle age character. Great complexity and a lingering finish. Really fine wine.

  • ericindc Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 28, 2020 - Really, really great chenin. Full bodied, great light brown and/or baked apple. Great while fruits like peach, apricot, honey, light sweetness. Good acidity. This is a really good wine and would love it if I had more. Great pairing with a Blanquette de veau I made.

  • Julian Marshall Does not like this wine:

    April 7, 2019 - Sadly, this has gone OTT since the last bottle in 2016. Oxidized and dead.

  • NickNYC wrote: 90 points

    October 11, 2018 - Pretty rich Montlouis although it was dry. The vintage factor probably. Still drinks beautifully, the richness being balanced by enough acidity. Everyone around the table enjoyed it. I would not keep it for too long.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Audun G wrote: 92 points

    March 11, 2017 - Lovely fruity aromas with lemon and honey. Powerful and concentrated, with plenty of dry matters. Still young. Impressive!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2007, Issue #10, Recently Tasted Loire Valley Wines: The Garden is Open

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  • By Richard Jennings
    7/22/2010 (link) 93 points

    (François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos du Breuil) Group's #5 (my #3) – 37 pts.; 0, 1, 1, 0 - very light golden yellow color; strong dose of ginger, powdered ginger, green pear nose; tart pear, ginger, mineral palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    7/7/2007 (link) 91 points

    (François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos du Breuil) Light yellow color; focused creamy vanilla chalk nose; creamy palate with good tart stone fruit, lemon cream; medium finish 91+ pts.

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  • By Lyle Fass
    6/1/2007 (link)

    (Francois Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos Breuil) The nose was wispy and delicate but that deceieved you somewhat as the body of this wine was big, chewy and ripe with wonderful acidity. Crunchy apple and pear fruit along with intense aggressive minerality. A true mouthful of Chenin. Forceful yet so pretty with loads of structure for the long haul. After some aeration delicate doughu, appley and mineral notes started to arise from the glass.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • 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

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 50 (44%)
  • Consumed 64 (56%)

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