White - Off-dry

2005 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Tuffeaux

Chenin Blanc

  • France
  • Loire Valley
  • Touraine
  • Montlouis-sur-Loire
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Community Tasting Notes 86

  • John Nezlek wrote: 87 points

    October 25, 2019 - Note: I use a scale on which 85 represents a very good wine.

    I do not have a lot of experience with Loire wines of this type, so I cannot put it into context. As noted by others, the wine is "off-dry" -- not truly sweet, but not dry. Not quite as rich ion the mouth as I thought it might be, but this was not important.

    Next time, I will try it with some pate or something along those lines.

  • cweiss wrote:

    January 21, 2018 - Off-dry. Good, but not exciting. Hasn’t evolved much.

  • cweiss wrote:

    September 17, 2016 - Chatham. Again, underwhelmed though nothing wrong with it and decent match for steamed lobster.

  • jkoenen wrote: 93 points

    July 19, 2016 - A tad denser and richer than the bottle I had in november. Tropical scents, candied citrus, ginger, melon and mango. But also a very attractive sweet vegetal note on the palate: parsnip, grilled butternut squash, honey drizzled carrotcake, something like that. Not twoo sweet, truly demi sec. Great with a mango/chicken salad!

  • Mark Larson Likes this wine: 95 points

    June 7, 2016 - This is great sweet aged Chenin from the Loire. More bottles to come and September promises Foie Gros with plum freezer jam.
    This is the real deal. So different from the last bottle tasted 5 years ago.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2007, Issue #10, Recently Tasted Loire Valley Wines: The Garden is Open

    (Domaine François Chidaine Montlouis “les Tuffeaux” Demi-Sec) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Richard Jennings
    7/22/2010 (link) 91 points

    (François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Tuffeaux) Group's #2 (my #6) – 26 pts.; 1, 1, 4, 0 - light golden yellow color; rich tart apple, floral, tart pear, mineral, quince nose; lanolin, ripe, juicy, peach, quince, mineral, pear nectar, chalk palate; medium-plus finish 91+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/21/2007 (link) 93 points

    (François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Tuffeaux) Concentrated, solid, sweet grapefruit and minerals palate; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type White - Off-dry
  • Producer François Chidaine
  • Varietal Chenin Blanc
  • Designation Les Tuffeaux
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Loire Valley
  • SubRegion Touraine
  • Appellation Montlouis-sur-Loire

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  • In Cellars 143 (36%)
  • Consumed 249 (64%)

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