Savennieres

Domaine aux Moines

Savennières-Roche aux Moines Chenin Blanc 2017

Pretty gold color. Peach blossom, white nectarine. Marzipan. Salty, savory long finish. Just perfect acidity. Minerals. Fabulous. Savennieres! Likely my favorite appellation for dry Chenin. Such a hidden gem. — a month ago

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Santo Wines

Irini Assyrtiko 2016

Lyle Fass
9.5

From 200-400 year old assyrtiko ( probably the oldest vines of the world). This is a gift from “The Greek.” No barrel. One of the top white wines in Greece. Like a great grand cru Chablis. But with a twist. Nose is mineral and flinty, waxey, tree bark, lemon oil while the palate is mineral like a great Chablis but also has a Chenin/Savennieres vibe. Really costs the palate and has wonderful sweet Meyer lemon fruit and fascinating texture. Long, nimble and elegant. Structured and deep. Lovely freshness and acid. Really long.

This has GREATLY improved over night now and is firmly a 9.5 with world class elegance, power and depth. So mineral and long. Like if Chassagne 1er cru was made with Assyrtiko. Really great wine.
— 5 months ago

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@Severn Goodwin i don’t even know if tariffs affect the Greek wines. Go world!!
Andrew Schirmer

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Agree with Severn. Need some Fassy xinomavro & assyrtiko.
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@Andrew Schirmer this wine on day 2 is completely incredible. World class. It’s a 9.5 now. I have to sell this. You’ll all not be happy with the price but this is incredible. @Severn Goodwin

Alice et Olivier De Moor

Bourgogne-Chitry Chardonnay 2015

Savennieres of Burgundy. Alice & Olivier making fantastic Chardonnay just outside of Chablis.

So vivid and fresh, wonderfully long tangy lemon and savory (almost curried) finish. This is balanced of fruit and sotolon 101.
Ripe pear and nutty slightly oxidative notes crescendo cohesively.
— 9 months ago

Château d'Epiré

Savennières Chenin Blanc 2018

Military Chenin - first rank straight faced silver skinned Savennieres without any sense of humor - not even a smirk.

Accents of pear, lime, jasmine flowers and smoking flint. Honest and transparent.

You can taste the chalky porous rock filters feeding the vines.

Bold austere flavors of lemon and crisp pear and white pepper with a little bitter bite of white flowers just at the end.
— 2 months ago

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@Ely Cohn Love Savennieres! Cheers!

Nicolas Joly

Clos de la Bergerie Savennières Roche aux Moines Chenin Blanc 2014

Outstanding Savennieres. Served with oysters, flambeed scallops and crab and avocado salad. Perfect pairing. — 6 months ago

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Roagna

Derthona Montemarzino Timorasso 2017

Langhe Savennieres. Decanted for a while. Strong, got that waxy thing, golden color. I wanna say it's opulent, but it's not particularly pleasure-full at the moment. Lovely anyway, with character. — 8 months ago

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Thibaud Boudignon

Clos de Fremine Savennieres Chenin Blanc 2018

Alex Lallos
9.4

Lean mean lemon lime machine — 9 months ago

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More refined and laser like than the Anjou blanc or aoc wine. Definitely less iconoclastic but more appealing to a broad range of edgy white wine fans. Blazing acidity citrus subtle lanolin melon and honey.
9.5
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Ya it’s Wierd! I expected this to be richer than the Anjou and it turned out to be the leaner cuvee
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Château d'Epiré

Grand Cru D'Anjou Savennières Chenin Blanc 2018

Too young and too old! The bottle is too young to enjoy, and I regret I’m too old to have discovered Savennieres just now. Bruised apple, floral, walnut husk, enough mineral and acidity to really last — 3 months ago

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Domaine des Baumard

Crémant de Loire Brut Rosé

From the harvest 2011 | Decent Cremant from Blancs de Blancs and Blancs de Noirs from Savennieres and Rochefort. Great balance. Vibrant. Paired very well with Peking Duck. — 4 months ago

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Domaine des Baumard

Savennières Chenin Blanc 2017

Really like this Wine, tasting ‘17 & ‘18 together, ‘17 notes. 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. Had ‘16 a while ago, and also great! — 6 months ago

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