2006 Richard Leroy Anjou Blanc Les Noels de Montbenault
Producer: Richard Leroy
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Chenin Blanc
90 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2010
($40) Bright yellow. Ripe pear and nectarine aromas are complicated by spicecake and toasted nuts. Fleshy orchard fruit flavors are braced by smoky minerals and pick up herbal and peach pit notes with air. Nicely concentrated and energetic, finishing with strong grip and echoes of spices and pear skin. This develops nicely with air. (Weygandt-Metzler, Unionville PA)
90 Points | Wine Spectator
About the Loire Valley
With the exception of Sancerre, which has been a hot item in the U.S. market in recent years, Loire Valley wines are among the most underappreciated of France. The wines made from vineyards alongside France's longest river are aromatic, brisk, and generally..
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Chenin Blanc, the most important white grape variety of the central Loire Valley, ranges in style from bone dry to medium sweet to staggeringly rich in appellations like Vouvray, Montlouis, Savennieres, and Coteaux de Layon. In all styles, expect high levels of acid that can provide tremendous amounts of balance to these wines...
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