Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc is a white grape common in the Loire Valley of France. It is a versatile grape that can produce dry, off-dry, sparkling and sweet dessert wines. Also known as Steen in South Africa, wines made from Chenin Blanc usually exhibit floral aromas with apple and pear-like flavors and assertive acidity. You can use Wine Enthusiast’s online Buying Guide to find the top-rated Chenin Blanc among our extensive Chenin Blanc wine reviews and easy-to-use database. Our Chenin Blanc reviews will give you a general idea what to expect from wines made from Chenin Blanc, and will help you find one that best suits your needs.

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Domaine Huët 2009 Cuvée Constance 500ml Chenin Blanc (Vouvray)

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Even more concentrated than Huët’s superb 2009 Première Trie, this is outstanding. It has both great concentration and elegance. The wine is touched by botrytis, while retaining freshness. Made from ripe, just shrivelling grapes, this is sweet Vouvray at its magnificent best.

 — R.V.  (6/1/2011)
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Domaine Huët 2010 Le Mont Première Trie Moelleux Chenin Blanc (Vouvray)

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This will be a wonderful wine. Already, it is fine, with lovely acidity, bright and richly sweet at the same time. Yellow fruits mingle with honey, pear, almonds and the intense sweetness of botrytis.

 — R.V.  (6/1/2011)
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Domaine Huët 2009 Clos du Bourg Première Trie Moelleux Chenin Blanc (Vouvray)

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A majestic, magisterial wine, powered by superripe fruit as well as honey and a gorgeous ripeness. With years ahead of it, this will be superb.

 — R.V.  (6/1/2011)
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Clos de la Coulée de Serrant 2007 Chenin Blanc (Savennières-Coulée de Serrant)

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It is not easy to describe one of the majestic wines of France. This 2007 is still a wine in the making. All the elements are there: the intensity of dry fruits, the richness of spice and white fruit jams, opulent and austere at the same time. It is an extraordinary wine, with freshness, sweetness, dryness and acidity all just about perfectly balanced. Give it at…

 — R.V.  (9/1/2009)
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Mullineux 2013 Straw Wine Chenin Blanc (Swartland)

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Made from 100% air dried Chenin Blanc, this is a remarkably well-balanced, knock-your-socks-off effort, loaded with lush, seductive notes of honey-drizzled apricot, peach preserves, baked apple, orange oil and honeycomb. It’s full and unctuous, but not flabby, with beautiful lifting acidity that keeps the palate fresh. The long, sticky finish boasts a gorgeous…

 — L.B.  (12/31/2014)
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Domaine Huët 2009 Clos du Bourg Moelleux Chenin Blanc (Vouvray)

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A wine that just hints at its enormous future. It is opulent, rich, rounded, full of quince, spice, layers of honey and apricots. It is gorgeous without losing any freshness. Keep for seven years.

 — R.V.  (6/1/2011)
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Domaine des Baumard 2008 Chenin Blanc (Quarts de Chaume)

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With so much intensity, botrytis and concentration, this is going to be impressive. It is still very young, at a closed stage, but the ripe currant as well as the honey dominate. Great wine.

 — R.V.  (6/1/2011)
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Domaine Huët 2006 Clos du Bourg Première Trie Moelleux Chenin Blanc (Vouvray)

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Première Trie means a wine from the first selection of grapes during harvest. This wine, now firmly closed up, as is expected with Chenin Blanc, is headed towards an opulent future, even though the fruit is kept firmly in check by the long-term aging potential.

 — R.V.  (6/1/2011)
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