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1996 Le Clos Baudoin Vouvray Aigle Blanc
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I Hope I Age As Beautifully
by InGreatSpirits
I was delighted to try this wine at a blind tasting this past week, and feel that it has lived up to the positive comments from years past, and aged very well. We tried two '96 wines made from Chenin Blanc, and the other didn't even come close to the complexity and balance which this one exhibited. Chalk dust and yuzu peel (a mild Japanese citrus fruit) on the nose, Gala apple tossed in melted butter and a hint of brown sugar on the mouth, and a lingering finish with enough acidity to pair wonderfully with a St. Nectaire washed-rind cheese. Discoveries like this are the reason I moved to France last week!
A real favorite
by grenache10831853
Clean, white wine goes well with almost all cuisines. Favorite host/hostess gift to our friends and family.
Beautiful with blackened grilled scallops
by Kevco
The delicate apple/pear sweetness added a wonderful fruity softness and nice acidity to a dish consisting of blackened scallops with a spicy roasted red pepper sauce over pasta. Delicious!

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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

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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