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

“Made from 100% Cabernet Franc, it’s full of juicy redcurrant fruit, ripe red apple acidity and a creamy, strawberry yoghurt length. A bright, lively fizz that would transition well from balcony aperitif to the dinner table.” 90 points

Tina Gellie, Decanter
April 2020

“Cabernet Franc gives this an elegant shell-pink colour. Gorgeous wild strawberry nose. Great summer aperitif on the lawn or poured over strawberries.” 91 points

Sue Style, Decanter
July 2018

“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

“The Loire’s Langlois-Château has been a consistent high performer in The Global Sparkling Masters. In particular, this top-end expression from the producer – which is owned by Champagne’s Bollinger family – took home a Gold in our 2019 competition, winning praise for its lovely mix of characters, from fresh and dried apple fruit, to toasted brioche, chalk and citrus zest. In short, it’s a delicious and fine alternative to Champagne.”

Patrick Schmitt, Drinks Business
August 2021

Gold Medal, The Global Sparkling Masters 2019


“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


Saumur Vielles Vignes

“This still wine is a dry, yet honeyed stunner with supreme elegance and clear complexity. You won’t find a Burgundy this good for the price.”

Tom Doorley, Irish Daily Mail
April 2021


Saumur Rouge 2018

“A fresh and crunchy Loire red, made from Cabernet Franc. The spicy cherry and white pepper nose is followed by a juicy palate with supple tannins. Harmonious notes of cherry and raspberry fruit, Mediterranean herbs, plus some ashy and floral hints.” 89 points 

Julie Sheppard, Decanter
February 2021


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


Muscadet 2020

“The 2020 Langlois Château Muscadet is a pleasant style with the warm season and time on lees providing supple weight and roundness in the mouth. There is a modest concentration of fruit redolent of pear, honeydew melon and citrus fruit. You can expect a fresh but balanced finish.”

Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous
November 2021


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


Sancerre 2018

“Pristine aromas of nettles, fresh lime and gooseberry emerge in stately fashion from this elegantly rendered Sauvignon. Langlois-Chateau is based in Saumur but makes wines all across the Loire. This Sancerre is serious and dry, with fresh acidity and stoney, lime-streaked flavours.” 90 points

Peter Richards MW, Decanter
August 2020


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 Sancerre 2020

“Delicate, apple, apple skin, lemon grass, touch of smoke, maybe a whiff of sulphur. Palate chalky, smoky, apple and apple skin phenolics, dry, with grapefruit, touch of herbal notes, sage and pear. Interesting. Lovely phenolic chalky texture and taste. Citric finish.”

Silver Medal, Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2021


Chateau de Fontaine-Audon Sancerre 2018

“Clean, fresh, crisp and with a delightful harmony of flavours. One for the cellar.” 89 points

Blind tasted by Jim Budd, Rebecca Gibb MW, Chris Kissack, Decanter Magazine’s June 2020 issue Loire Sauvignon Blanc Panel Tasting


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