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2005 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos Habert

Chenin Blanc

  • France
  • Loire Valley
  • Touraine
  • Montlouis-sur-Loire
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CT90.4 72 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 60

  • neurowine1 wrote: 92 points

    September 29, 2021 - Hey now... OK! 14 years in the box. Hard not to dig Chidaine wines. Not a bit of added color here. Looks like last year's vintage. Muted nose, but explosive apricot, orange peel, and honeyed almonds in the mouth. There is certainly some sweetness here that tastes almost botrytised, but with a gorgeous core of searing acidity that makes chenins so amazing and age-worthy. Medium long finish. This is drinking beautifully now but thinning out some on the back end and a hint of oxidation. Would drink these up. With lemony herb scallop pasta, super, just super!

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  • cephomer Likes this wine: 91 points

    September 17, 2021 - Had with dinner tonite at CKH with the Kindlers. The nose is a lovely cornucopia of white flowers, apricot and honey. Medium, fairly lean, and a bit sweeter up front than I anticipated, but a very dry, mineral-laden finish. A true demi sec wine. Excellent acidity and minerality but a bit short. Very nice wine, drinking quite nicely. Went great with my ceviche.

  • JonnyG Likes this wine: 89 points

    July 14, 2020 - A Lovely Outdoor Tasting Session with a Bastille Day Nod (Industrial Eats, Buellton, CA): From a well-stored magnum, generously shared to give our tasting a Bastille Day flair. Monitored over the course of the evening. Certainly showed at its best with air and as it rose in temperature, but nonetheless I have to say I found it quite one-dimensional, with sweet white peach and floral notes dominating. Lacked sufficient complexity to hold my interest, though did complement a curry reasonably well.

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  • Zweder wrote: 92 points

    April 10, 2019 - Monthly Tasting Group HWS #138; Loire white (By RvD): Beautiful and complex bouquet with minerals, honey, apricots, licorice and some medicine. On the palate complex as well, very tasty, a bit fat, good acidity and some pleasant sweetness. Beautiful and intense wine.

  • chefdilletante wrote:

    February 14, 2018 - Picking up considerable gravitas. Tropical fruit completely subsumed, now all river stones, tannin, wool. Energetic acid keeps this moving. Lots of life left.

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  • Report 22: Wines of the Western Loire, 5/6/2010 (link)

    (Francois Chidaine Clos Habert Montlouis sur Loire) Subscribe to see review text.

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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 “Clos Habert” Demi-Sec) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    7/22/2010 (link) 92 points

    (François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos Habert) Group's #3 (my #5) – 32 pts.; 1, 1, 1, 0 - light golden yellow color; slightly oxidized, pear, hazelnut, dried apple nose; focused, ripe pear, apple, juicy, mineral palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/25/2009 (link) 92 points

    (François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos Habert) Light golden yellow color; nice light nutty, almond, cream nose; ripe white peach, apple and mineral palate with creamy texture; medium-plus finish

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  • By Shayn Bjornholm, MS
    Premiere (link)

    (François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos Habert) Chidaine is the Montluis producer who will: a) play a major part in bringing about the long-overdue “Chenin Shake-Up” in the United States (now that the “Riesling Renaissance” is well under way), and b) expand the minds of Vouvray and Savennières devotees. There is no truer example of off-dry Chenin Blanc in the world—bursting with fresh hay, wet wool, honey, and Normandy apple cider. A softer vintage as well, making it friendlier to the American palate. Hot Picks

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  • By Richard Jennings
    7/17/2007 (link) 93 points

    (François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos Habert) Fresh apple, peach and floral nose; creamy, lovely, tart stone fruit and apple palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

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

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  • In Cellars 136 (47%)
  • Consumed 156 (53%)

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