2019 Le Rocher des Violettes Montlouis Le Grand Clos

Chenin Blanc - 750ML
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VN 94
VN 94

Vinous, October 2023

Having tasted this a year ago, I'm happy to find the 2019 Le Grand Clos in my glass again. It continues to be a suave, elegant wine with a distinctly salty edge. It is full and curvy, having been aged for ten months in...


Color & Type White
Varietal Chenin Blanc
Country France
Region Loire Valley
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

Allow me to introduce you to the exquisite 2019 Le Rocher des Violettes Montlouis Le Grand Clos. This stunning white wine hails from the esteemed Loire Valley in France, a region renowned for producing exceptional wines. Crafted from the Chenin Blanc varietal, this wine showcases the true beauty and elegance of this grape.

In the glass, the 2019 Le Grand Clos displays a radiant and inviting appearance, with a golden hue that glistens in the light. The aromas that waft from the glass are simply captivating. A delicate bouquet of white flowers, ripe pear, and hints of citrus entice the senses, creating an alluring olfactory experience.

On the palate, this wine truly shines. It is as if a symphony orchestra has been playing pianissimo, building anticipation with each sip. The fermentation and aging process in 500-liter barrels for 10 months has imparted a subtle yet discernible oak influence. Almond pastry flavors dance on the tongue, accompanied by rounded edges that add a touch of sophistication.

What sets the 2019 Le Grand Clos apart is its intensity, derived from ancient vines that are an impressive 90 years old. However, this wine doesn't boast or flaunt its power; instead, it exudes a tranquil and unpretentious demeanor. The flowing acidity cuts through the palate, providing a cleansing and precise spine, while the phenolic tension offers a delightful grip and cheek-licking texture.

Rebecca Gibb MW from Vinous bestowed a remarkable score of 94 upon this delightful baby. She describes it as a wine with the structure and concentration to age gracefully, yet it can also be enjoyed now for those who lack patience. The finish is scented, long, and undeniably satisfying.

To truly appreciate the elegance and finesse of the 2019 Le Rocher des Violettes Montlouis Le Grand Clos, pair it with delicate seafood dishes or creamy cheeses. This wine is a testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of Le Rocher des Violettes, and it is sure to impress even the most discerning wine connoisseur. Cheers to this extraordinary creation from the Loire Valley!