Anjou Saumur, Loire Valley

Anne Claude Leflaive

Clau De Nell Cuvée Violette Anjou Cabernet Franc Blend 2018

Lyle Fass
9.6

Out of this world very ripe Cabernet Franc nose. Stunning depth. Cassis, red berries and so pure and almost glossy fruit. Lovely earthy lift. Tweed jacket, moss. Tree bark but that’s the background to the incredible ripe fruit. Huge florals as well. Big time violets. Wow. 9.7 nose. Sick! Palate is deep, structured and sappy with incredible depth and cut. So so pure and lovely hit of opulence in the mid palate. Drop dead purity and stunning length. Superb tiny berry fruit intensity and killer acids and freshness. Complexity starting already. So long. A stunning wine impeccably made. — 4 days ago

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Fabio Franchella

Fabio Franchella

In some years a 9.8 !
Lyle Fass

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@Fabio Franchella even better today. maybe 9.7! so good.

Domaine Arnaud Lambert

Brézé Clos David Monopole Saumur Chenin Blanc 2019

Translucent light colour. Typical nose of
Chenin, citrus zest, melon. In the mouth, the acidity is sharp and constitutes the backbone of the tasting, which is spread over several levels, with notes that are both resin and herbaceous mineral. It is certainly a work of high mastery. Perfect with oysters and seafood.

Robe claire translucide. Nez type des
Chenin, zeste d’agrume, melon. En bouche l’acidité est tranchante et constitue la colonne vertébrale de la dégustation qui s’étage sur plusieurs niveaux, avec des notes autant minéral rés que herbacées. C’est assurément un travail de haute maîtrise. Parfait avec des huîtres et fruits de mer.
— 21 days ago

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Brendan Stater-West

Saumur Chenin Blanc 2018

First time, long time. Impressive. — 3 days ago

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Soupçon de Fruit

Rose d'Anjou 2021

2021. Too hot and muggy to cook tonight, so this chilled rosé and leftover cold pizza to the rescue. My first thought was that the wine could use a little more acidity, but it ended up pairing well. — 7 days ago

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Domaine Arnaud Lambert

Clos Moleton Lieu-dit Saint-Cyr-En-Bourg Cabernet Franc 2019

Deep ruby colour. Superb nose, both natural (varietal notes) and classic (breeding). The nose is really sexy! Semi-bodied gourmet mouth, giving pride of place to a high-flying vinification on modernity with the fruit ahead. This suggests their best on the most prestigious cuvées in the estate. A very beautiful expression of the Cabernet franc de Loire.

Robe rubis profonde. Nez superbe, à la fois nature (notes variétales) et classique (élevage). Le nez est vraiment sexy! Bouche gourmande demi corsée, faisant la part belle à une vinification de haut vol sur la modernité avec le fruit en avant. Ça laisse présager leur meilleur sur les cuvées plus prestigieuses du domaine. Une très belle expression du cabernet franc de Loire.
— 21 days ago

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Thibaud Boudignon

Anjou Chenin Blanc 2018

Gosh. Another fantastic btl...so good. — 5 days ago

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Domaine Guiberteau

Brézé Saumur Chenin Blanc 2015

From magnum. Needs lots of time. — a day ago

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Domaine Bobinet

Piak! Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc Blanc de noir 2021

NV | Warning! Introverted smell. Drinks like lemonade, refreshing and vibrant. Naturewine. Paired with fried shrimps | at Tokobar Tilburg — 8 days ago

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Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Les Mémoires Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2020

Delectable Wine
9.4

The 2020 Les Mémoires is a round and elegant Cabernet Franc. It's a not-trying-hard wine that exudes a sense of calm and ease as it rolls around your mouth seamlessly. Maybe it's the 100-year-old vines doing their thing. There's no oak getting in the way, allowing the purity of fruit to shine. It remains true to its variety and place, while its light spice meets dark fruits. Forget the fruit flavors, this is all about refined texture and its fine, chalky, powdery veil of tannins lightly coating the palate. Long and textural, this is not a wine you'll regret... (Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous, August 2022)
— 2 days ago

Clos Rougeard

Le Bourg Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2010

Un nez incroyable, très aromatique, puissant et complexe sur des notes de fruits rouges et noirs, des épices, une touche de poivron rouge mais sans déranger, la bouche est fine et puissante, très typée et profonde, une texture de bouche et de tannins impressionnante avec une très belle longueur. 93-94

Gorgeous nose, complex and refined, red and dark fruits, spices, red pepper but nothing disturbing, the palate follows suit, deep and refined with enough grippy tannins to support, very Rougeard Like stylistically and a long delicious finish.
— 22 days ago

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