Savennières, Anjou Saumur

Nicolas Joly

Clos de la Coulée de Serrant Savennières Chenin Blanc 1999

Amber in color, drinking quite well. It’s a bit exotic, and alcohol is a little elevated. Bruised yellow apples, orange oil, a touch of oxidative notes, baked hazelnuts and acacia honey. Persistent finish. — 5 days ago

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Château du Hureau

Lisagathe Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2014

Ted
9.5

Little bit of licorice, wet earth, cinnamon. There is a ton going on. Hook me up with an IV of this stuff. Hit em with the Hein. — 5 days ago

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René Noël Legrand

René Noël Legrand Saumur-Champigny La Chaintrée

My kind of wine but I’m predictable. Medium ruby but starting to show age on the rim, day bright. Aromas of violets, GBP, un-spicy jalapeño, black plum, black berries, yet also tart red cherries and cranberries, forest floor, meat, leather. Sweet tobacco on the palate. Dry, medium plus acid, medium plus tannins, medium alcohol, medium minus body. I would personally drink this anytime but could be a perfect fall/winter pick with all of the complexity and warm tertiary aromas. Love. — 4 days ago

Domaine La Bonneliere

Saumur Tradition Cabernet Franc Rosé 2017

Just concluded the annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has washed raspberries, sliced Clementine orange, peach skin and moist chalk.
Palate has dried orange, partially-dried cherry, peach skin and (minor) dried raspberry. Light acidity remains, our final bottle, this was a good run.
— a day ago

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Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Les Roches Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2018

Dan R
8.9

Really lovely, elegant expression. Vibrant and fresh, with a raspberry / mulberry / graphite palate and a pretty, chalky finish. Excellent value here... — 6 days ago

Byron, David and 5 others liked this
Romain Fitoussi

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Les Equilibristes

Bouillon Aux Dames Anjou Chenin Blanc 2018

Delicately floral... just like lady soup should be??? — a day ago

Paul, Eric and 2 others liked this

Domaine des Baumard

Clos du Papillon Savennières Chenin Blanc 2002

Petrol acid Big Chenin presence. It all comes together. 2002 vintage. — 14 days ago

John, David and 2 others liked this

Domaine Guiberteau

Saumur Chenin Blanc 2019

Continuing the Loire journey.
A much fresher face of Chenin, without the honeyed breadth but with what depth & purity!
Green apples, fresh lemon, freshly cut hay & herbs... a touch of beeswax after a while. Super fresh on the palate, with core of juicy, vibrant acidity, with layers of crisp fruit and envigourating minerality woven around it. This will surely gain complexity with time but is already beautiful now.
— 13 days ago

Keith, Ira and 1 other liked this

Domaine Guiberteau

Brézé Saumur Chenin Blanc 2014

Jan A
9.7

Beautiful acidic profile, dense fruit profile on the edge of overripe — 14 hours ago

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Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2019

Cabernet Franc from the Loire - my first red love. This has all the characteristics of the region but all wound up in a beautiful, gentle sweet aroma. Tart fruit, spice, with a mild bitter finish. This is beautiful! So well integrated for such a young entry-level wine. Unfiltered - noticed the sediment too late..Keep this one to yourself. Will revisit. — a day ago