Langlois-Chateau - Press Comments

Loire Valley, France


Crémant de Loire Brut

“Fresh and inviting nose, fine bubbles on the palate and tangy, almost sherbet apple flavours. Really enjoyable, with a citrus kick towards the finish. Well balanced with good acidity to keep it refreshing and nice depth. Pair with light summer snacks or fish. A crowd-pleaser.” 91 points

Georgina Hindle, Decanter
1st June 2021

“…the exemplary Langlois-Chateau Crémant de Loire Brut NV, a strikingly fine sparkler from Saumur. Blended from Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc, it’s as fine a non-champagne French fizz as you’ll find. And given that it’s owned by Bollinger you still get a touch of Champenois stardust.”

Jonny Ray, The Field
1st December 2019


Crémant de Loire Rosé

“The NV Crémant de Loire Brut Rosé is even better. Made completely from Cabernet Franc aged 18 months on lees in bottle, this bright, juicy, delicious rosé sports a pink/salmon colour as well as classic notes of strawberries, cherries, and flowers. It’s fresh, lively, and fruit forward, and perfect for drinking over the coming year or two.” 91 points

Jeb Dunnuck,
15th March 2018


Crémant de Loire Prestige Cuvée ‘Quadrille’ 2012

“Pale-medium lemon, with notable legs. Fresh-toasted bread, hint of wet wool, marked black-cherry fruit over some apple. Spicy, toasty lees palate entry, with fine mousse and crisp apple. Decent length and a clear step-up from the NV.” 16/20

Jancis Robinson
7th March 2019


Domaine Langlois-Chateau Saumur 2015

“A great composition here of palate freshness plus soft honey and lychee fruit lifted by a saline character. Has persistence and substance.”

1st February 2017


Langlois-Chateau, Muscadet de Sèvre & Maine sur Lie 2017

“Pale gold. Flinty, stony, green apple; austere but characterful, with some lees nuttiness. Lively acidity, saltiness, green apple and schisty, flinty minerality. Creamy lees and salt finish. Just what a Muscadet should be, with some seriousness too.” 16/20

Jancis Robinson
7th March 2019


Langlois-Chateau, Sancerre 2017

“A bracing style, with lots of mouthwatering thyme, lime and flint notes. The pure, light finish shows good energy and cut. Drink now through 2019.” 89 points

James Molesworth, Wine Spectator
15th October 2018


Chateau de Fontaine-Audon 2015

“Opulent, exotic nose with a palate showing concentration of grassy fruit and a zesty, pithy grip. Bite on the finish and a complex mineral edge.” 88 points

NA, Decanter
1st September 2016


L’Extra Brut

“Stylish, sharp and straight as an arrow, this sparkling from the Loire is made from Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc and tastes of green apples, lemons and, faintly, brioche.”

Victoria Moore, Daily Telegraph Weekend – Festive Fizz Selection
10th December 2016

“Dry, classy, lean and packed with tension, this is a fabulous wine with a smart label and a noticeable air of grandeur. The scent is citrussy and focused, and the palate is long and mouth-watering, making it the perfect wine for your foodie friends. Effortlessly chic – and only a tenner!”

Matthew Jukes, Daily Mail – New Year’s Wine Selection
9th December 2016