White

2018 Couly-Dutheil Chinon Les Chanteaux

Chenin Blanc

  • France
  • Loire Valley
  • Touraine
  • Chinon
Drink starting 2021 (Edit)
CT89.5 5 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • pgb67 wrote: 89 points

    August 19, 2021 - Summer of 2021 Cornucopia of Wines (Dogwood Grove, Garezers, HHI): I have a soft spot for Chinon Blanc, having discovered and enjoyed it in France (not actually in Chinon, but Chinon is definitely worth checking out). This is a strong wine, with an anise element to it on the palate along with dried apricot notes that show on the palate and on the nose. Versatile, and could stand up to red meats or briny oysters.

  • Jessie and Max Likes this wine: 89 points

    August 2, 2021 - A striking medium amber.

    The nose is quite robust, with herbs, chamomile, honey (powerfully so), quince, apple, and a hint of melon.

    On the palate, it's quite full-bodied which makes its high acidity palatable even to Max, who usually finds that off-putting. It has an ever-so-slightly sweet note, though certainly still within the "dry" category, which evolves into a medium-length finish with a hint of bitterness.

    We suggest a like-with-like pairing with acid, not fat.

  • GAET Likes this wine: 90 points

    April 22, 2021 - Bon RQP. Perception aromatique et olfactive pas variétal du tout. A l'aveugle, je n'aurais pas reconnu le chenin. Mais c'est très bon. Compte rendu succinct.

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  • GAET Likes this wine: 90 points

    November 8, 2020 - Très beau bouchon.
    Robe : Belle, dorée , vive, brillante avec de fines larmes.
    Nez : La pomme prédomine,. On a aussi les fleurs blanches.
    En bouche : C'est un vin en largeur et en longueur , avec une belle matière. L'équilibre entre la richesse et acidité, en fait un vin sans lourdeur. La persistance en bouche est très agréable.
    C'est toujours aussi bon
    Très bien +

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • GArpaia Does not like this wine:

    October 25, 2020 - Medium Gold. Pronounced nose. Rich style with a bit of RS. Aromatic flowers, lemon, grapefruit, ripe stone fruits, mint and dried herbs. Wet stones and touch of yeast. Gliceric and lacking some acidity to be balanced. Medium and bitter finish.

    White Chinon. 4-5 months on the lees with some battonage.

    1 person found this helpful Comment

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2018
  • Type White
  • Producer Couly-Dutheil
  • Varietal Chenin Blanc
  • Designation Les Chanteaux
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Loire Valley
  • SubRegion Touraine
  • Appellation Chinon

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  • In Cellars 108 (82%)
  • Consumed 24 (18%)

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