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Moulin Touchais Coteaux De Layon Chenin Blanc 1996 Wine Review

Moulin Touchais Coteaux De Layon Chenin Blanc 1996

Moulin Touchais Coteaux De Layon Chenin Blanc 1996

AC Estate Btld, Loire, France

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $37.95

Drink: Now

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Medium Sweet

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Moulin Touchais Coteaux De Layon

Agent: Charton Hobbs Inc

Natalie's Score: 91/100

Vintages Wine Panel: This ‘moelleux’ (semi-sweet) Chenin Blanc is built to last. Moulin Touchais ages it 10 years before release and it can keep in your cellar for 50 to 100 years. This 1996 is a mere youngster. Ready to drink now, it will gain a more caressing mouth-feel, complexity and depth over time. My note: Opens with ripe melon, pineapple and other tropical fruit. Full-bodied but not heavy. The slight sweetness makes it all the richer and able to marry with dishes that have a touch of sweetness or spiciness.

Chenin Blanc food pairings: potato rosemary rolls, candied sweet potatos, sushi, artichokes, Indian dishes.

This Moulin Touchais Coteaux De Layon Chenin Blanc 1996 was reviewed on February 14, 2009 by Natalie MacLean

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Courtney Flood rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Beautiful deep golden yellow with a watery edge, lots of honey, melon, pear, pineapple, vanilla, smoke with a touch of honeysuckle. Warmth from the alcohol. Lovely dessert sipper or rich, sweet/spicy dishes.
Rebecca Meir-Liebman - Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This semi-sweet Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley is a rare find for Canadian oenophiles. Produced by the same family – Moulin Touchais – who founded the winery in 1787, the wine is smoothly sweet, but not cloyingly so. With a residual sugar of 80-90 g/l – ice wine’s residual sugar sits at between 150-225 g/l – this wine is fresh, with notes of wet stone, minerality, quince, lily and brioche bread.
This un-oaked wine is produced with late-harvest Chenin Blanc grapes and naturally fermented in concrete, epoxy-lined tanks. Bottle-aged a minimum of 10 years before it’s released, this structurally sound wine boasts an outstanding aging potential of at least 70 years! This is a fantastic, less-sweet alternative to the famous Sauternes, and considerably less expensive.
Savour it with semi-sweet desserts and sorbets; appetizers with a hint of sweetness, such as foie gras with raspberry coulis on brioche; fruit pies and fruity salads.

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