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|What a great wine! Les Cormiers was by far our favourite when we blind tasted them and we had a real crush here. This Cuvée of Chenin Blanc is full of flavours, with roundness and minerality, and a long finish that calls for more. It already drinks very well and could easily last for several years if you are brave enough to wait for it - Your Sommelier might not be able to wait that long!|
|Wine Characteristics||Tasting and cellaring|
|Producer||Château de Villeneuve||Eye||Pale gold|
|Vintage||2013||Nose||Citrus and honey|
|Appellation||Saumur||Mouth||Round and supple, lovely citrus touch on the finish|
|Area||Loire Valley||Drink from||Now|
|Grapes||100% Chenin Blanc||Open||30 minutes before|
|The perfect match for scallops and other fine seafood.|
|What experts say|
|Bettane & Desseauve on 2011 vintage: 15.5|
La Revue du Vin de France on 2011 vintage: 16
|And finally for the wine geeks…|
|Ageing||12 months in oak barrels|
The high-end cuvée from Château de Villeneuve is made with grapes from a small parcel around the castle. This is Cabernet Franc at its best: intense, concentrated and persistent. The aromas are almost southern-like with ripe black fruits, liquorice and wood; so well balanced that it is a real delight. Made to age well, it is now entering its best drinking...