Francois Chidaine Montlouis Les Tuffeaux Demi Sec 2019

Francois Chidaine Montlouis Les Tuffeaux Demi Sec 2019
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Francois Chidaine Montlouis Les Tuffeaux Demi Sec 2019

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94 points John Gilman
The 2019 Montlouis 'les Tuffeaux' from François and Manuela Chidaine is a Demi-Sec bottling, though this does not appear on the label. It resides at its more customary octane level of 13.5 percent, as opposed to the riper 2020s from the estate, and offers up a beautifully refined nose of quince, pineapple, honeycomb, a touch of heather, a lovely base of flinty minerality, a hint of the honey to come with bottle age and a topnote of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, complex and beautifully balanced, with a lovely core and soil undertow, zesty acids and a long, focused and very classy finish. This seems like it is on the cusp of starting to go into its period of hibernation, as it is starting to get a bit of dusty Chenin Blanc character on the backend, which suggests it should either be drunk over the next year or two, or then forgotten in the cellar for a half dozen years, so it can go through its typical period of hibernation. Once it emerges again, it should last fifty or sixty years. Fine, fine juice. 2022-2085
SKU

W21570

REGION

Loire Valley

VOLUME

.750L