1975 Moulin Touchais Coteaux du Layon

SKU #1148613

Eminently ageable Chenin Blanc. This is 100% late harvest chenin blanc, and it is 100% alive, too, offering a mind-blowing assortment of aromas and flavors including cream, honey, minerals and tangy tropical fruit with a sweetness that is matched by vivacious acidity. The slightly nutty honeyed finish is incredibly long… you can still taste it minutes later. Fantastic!

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Staff Image By: Olivia Ragni | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/29/2015 | Send Email
Absolutely outstanding! After 35 years this Coteaux du Layon is still racy, full of great acidity. Aromas of apricot, beeswax, petrol, bitter almonds and pith permeate from the glass. Those aromas carrying over to the palate with apricot marmalade, salted walnuts, smoked meats and honeycomb. A very impressive bottling of late harvest dessert wine, indeed.

Staff Image By: David Othenin-Girard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/27/2015 | Send Email
What an incredible treat this beautiful wine was. Deep golden colored. Pungent nose of celery salt, sweet dried quince, persimmons, and honey. Vibrant and clean on the palate with a laser beam of acid to cut through the sweetness. Cannot believe this wine is 40 years old. Feels like it might last another 40 ; ) if you can keep your hands off it.

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Chenin Blanc

- Also called Pineau de la Loire and Pineau d'Anjou. Chenin Blanc is an expressive white French varietal that makes beautiful dry, sweet and sparkling wines. Traditionally grown in the Loire Valley, the wines made from this varietal are typically labeled geographically. Vouvray Chenins are traditionally medium-sweet; Savennières Chenins are typically bright and crisp; Coteaux du Layon Chenins like Bonezeaux and Quarts de Chaume are among the world's most sought-after sweet wines, and the sparkling Chenins of Saumur are perfumed and delicious. What all of these iterations of the grape have in common is their ability to age, a gift bestowed upon them because of the grape's naturally high-acidity.


- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.


- Of all of the French wine producing regions, the Loire might produces the greatest variety of wines. They range from still to sparkling, very dry and acidic to hearty sweet, and clear in color to a deep purple. The diversity of wine produced in this region is due in part to its dynamic climate, which ranges from Continental to Mediterranean. This region is best known for Sauvignon blanc, Chenin blanc and Cabernet Franc. The most famous areas in the Loire Valley may be Sancerre and Vouvray.