Charmois, the working man’s Chassagne Montrachet, it is said. Very floral and citrus, butterscotch too. Great QPR. — 8 days ago
Enjoyed on March 30, 2019. Exceptional black current tart taste! — 3 years ago
The Baumard family growing the noble Chenin at Rochefort in the Anjou for centuries, in 1953 they acquired a vineyard in the Quarts de Chaume, & in 1968, purchased acreage in Savennieres. Straw with full fruit and light spice aromas. On the palate ripe apple, pear & melon, complex, with vivid acidity. Lingering, ending with mineral and sweet honey character. Wow. A white that should age well.
— 3 years ago
Gorgeous and expressive, this wine bursts with aromas of apple, nectarine, chamomile, and hints of vanilla and asparagus. Full bodied with a drawn butter note, easy to drink absent the cloying persistence of oak (well integrated), ending on pleasing acid and grilled pineapple. Long finish. Very pretty — 5 years ago
Dies upon opening — 2 years ago
In 1953, Jean Baumard acquired vineyard in Quarts de Chaume, in 1968, purchased substantial acreage in Savennieres. Today Jean’s son, Florent, manages the winery. Aromas of green fruits, floral and flinty notes. On the palate green apple, pear, melon and slight nutty flavors, well balanced with acidity. Medium+ length ending, no fluttering with fresh juicy mineral, just like the butterfly on the label! Will age well if you can resist opening. — 3 years ago
Nose...If I ever had a white that I could tell you was "oily" this is that wine. Caramelized honey, pear, guava and wet clay.
Palate is hazelnut butter, macerated pear, over-ripe apricot. F...this is an amazing bottle, I don't happen across Roussanne like this everyday, or like ever! — 4 years ago
This is what French wine is all about - 2004 hand carried back from France; pouring into decanter, a reddish-brown golden caramel color sweet to the nose; after 20 mins it returned to a deep ruby red ; subtle, with hints of fruit - cherry, strawberry, cocoa dust and chalk - slight tannins - could go another 10 but delicious now. — 3 years ago