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2016 Bernard Baudry Chinon Le Clos Guillot

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

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RATINGS

94Wine Enthusiast

...fresh red-berry fruit is all there along with acidity, but the depth and balance of this single-vineyard wine give it such sophistication.

92Wine Spectator

...beautiful harmony between the rustic herbal and mineral elements and ripe dark berry fruit. Medium-bodied and velvety in texture, this glides smoothly across the palate...

92Vinous / IWC

...purple flowers, purple fruit. In the mouth, there’s black cherry and plum and big, wild acidity, almost white-wine-like acidity, and a cool, fresh finish.

91The Wine Advocate

...intensely fruity and floral, very elegant bouquet...fine and crisp tannins and a lovely salty, salivating finish. This silky-textured and very elegant Chinon is juicy and charming but also coolish, clean and fresh.

REGION

France, Loire Valley, Chinon

The Loire Valley in central France is home to numerous important appellations and sub-appellations. Its 185,000 vineyard acres include 87 appellations in Anjou, Samur, Touraine and Chinon, among other areas. The Loire River, which stretches from Nantes on the Atlantic Coast to Orleans, about 80 miles south of Paris, has been a boon to winemaking in the region ever since the Romans planted vineyards some 2,000 years ago. The river moderates the climate in the Loire Valley, which in the 11th and 12th centuries produced wine that was more prized than the wines of Bordeaux or Burgundy. Today the Loire Valley is best known for its white wines, though it actually produces as much red and white wine. The prestigious white wines of the region are Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé, Muscadet and Vouvray. The white grapes most frequently grown are Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Melon de Bourgogne. The best red wines are typically Cabernet Franc or Gamay. Though Loire Valley wines are widely admired in France, outside of the country they suffer from a lack of recognition. In writing about Loire wines, Hugh Johnson has noted that the “classic word for them is charming; the classic mystery that they are not more appreciated outside of France.”