Bernard and his son,andnbsp;Matthieuandnbsp;Baudryandnbsp;(above) are relative newcomers by the standards of this ancient wine center, but this only makes it that much more remarkable how highly their status has risen in recent times. Bernard started theandnbsp;domaineandnbsp;in the 70and#39;s and pieced together an enviable collection of top parcels across theandnbsp;appellation, butandnbsp;Matthieuandnbsp;runs the show here now that Bernard has retired. Balance is king at thisandnbsp;domaine, and though the wines can be dense and powerful, these are also, as their NY importer points out, andquot;precise, textured Chinon.andquot; This is an especially rare Chinon Blanc from Chenin Blanc vines planted in the limestone soils at the top of the Croix Boissandeacute;e vineyard. Itand#39;s a nervy, tightly knit and intensely mineral wine in its youth but opens up beautifully once it hits its stride.
Pascaline Lepeltier, MS
Master Sommelier, Wine Director Rouge Tomate New York
On a quiet phase now, less aromatic than 4 months ago - time to lay it down
On a quiet phase now, less aromatic than 4 months ago - time to lay it down9.0
Winemaker Thomas Fogarty Winery
Fucking ripper. Cut, clarity and weight.
Fucking ripper. Cut, clarity and weight.10
Such great wine!
Such great wine!9.5
Baudry blanc. Wow.
Baudry blanc. Wow.9.4