2009 Chidaine, Francois Vouvray Clos Baudoin
Chenin Blanc - 750ML
  • WA 91

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2010
Incorporating the former Poniatowski estate's oldest (70 year) vines and traditionally its signature wine the 2009 Vouvray sec Clos Baudoin - which like the corresponding 'Les Argiles' might Chidaine says be labeled 'sec... Incorporating the former Poniatowski estate's oldest (70 year) vines and traditionally its signature wine the 2009 Vouvray sec Clos Baudoin - which like the corresponding 'Les Argiles' might Chidaine says be labeled 'sec' to clarify its style - successfully integrates citrus rind and pip and fruit pit bitterness as well as adamant chalkiness into a palpably dense and as yet at best in small part scrutable matrix. This Chenin carved from stone nevertheless evinces a succulence of quince grapefruit and pineapple that anticipates harmonious richness for a decade or more. It finishes with implacable persistence. Will the ostensibly lesser Les Argiles blend retain the edge in quality in 2009 thanks to its cooler more water-retentive soils of origin? Certainly both will merit following and welcome comparisons over the coming decade if not beyond. 90-91+ -DS
Color & Type White
Varietal Chenin Blanc
Country France
Region Loire Valley
Sub-region Touraine
Vintage 2009