Savennieres

Domaine Fournier-Longchamps

Chamboureau Savenniéres Chenin Blanc 2014

Floral old vine Chenin Blanc, lovely minerality notes as well, youthful and complex, long finish, this is really a very fine Savennieres!! — 7 days ago

Jim Powers
with Jim
Vin, ESF and 4 others liked this

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.
— 4 years ago

Domaine des Baumard

Clos du Papillon Savennières Chenin Blanc 2015

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. — 5 years ago

Alex, Dr. and 3 others liked this

Nicolas Joly

Les Vieux Clos Savennières Chenin Blanc 2013

Christopher Losa
9.0

i dunno, i think Joly’s wines are unduly maligned. i thought this textbook, delicious, vibrant Savennieres. sign me up for more. — 6 years ago

Riddley and Anthony liked this

Loïc Mahé

Sables & Schistes Savennieres Chenin Blanc

Beautiful dark yellow, minerals — 3 months ago

Damien Laureau

Le Bel Ouvrage Savennières Chenin Blanc 2015

Knockout. All the Chenin-y floral elegance one wants with the cool, wintery air that makes Savennieres so wonderful and distinctive.

After about 5 days this is singing. Caramel butterscotch has joined the chorus.
— 3 years ago

Tom, Adam and 31 others liked this

Emidio Pepe

Colli Aprutini Pecorino 2016

Started off with a very strong nose of apple cider and not much taste. After an hour and change, had a lovely nose of baked apple and spices, and tasted sweeter. Reminded me of a Joly Savennieres — 5 years ago

Gaetan Ciampini
with Gaetan

Thibaud Boudignon

Les Fougerais Savennières Chenin Blanc 2015

Lyle Fass
9.8

Grand cru white burgundy nose of Chenin. Heaven. Literally heaven. Flowers. Air. Minerals galore. Citrus oil. Like a rock quarry. The fruit in this candy lemon lime slices with sugar on hem. Like a drop of lemon and lime. So vivid. So deep and airy like an ocean mist of Chenin. Insane. Palate is balanced like nothing I’ve had in Savennieres. Massive and concentrated with piercing minerality. Stunning purity. Just insane. It’s so clean and so racy and so precise it seems cut like a diamond. Amazing length. What clarity. What a wine. This is a thrill now but demands and needs age. Stunning. Tangy citrus shows up what seems Ike minutes after it’s done. — 6 years ago

Kyle, Darren and 1 other liked this

Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Clos Romans Saumur Chenin Blanc 2020

The 2020 version of this cuvée once again notches into my top white wines ever. Elements are in balance and working with vim and vigor. Body is full, acid is bright and crystalline but somehow tender (that’s relative - it is still scorching). And the texture is world class. The floral and confectionary perfumes that emerge in time layered over wool and slate simply steal the show.

New Year, and let’s be honest the world seems to be hurtling past the point of no return into a black hole of shit, but I’m thankful for Roches Neuves / Boudignon / Huet / Closel and the other guiding lights of Loire Chenin, making what I maintain is some of the best wine on earth and selling it for a pittance (even at $80 this is a value) Until everyone else wises up, I will just be over here with my other Chenin zealots (here’s looking at you
@Peter van den Besselaar ) nursing bottles of Saumur, Savennieres and Anjou and laughing at our good fortune. Not dry, #cheninjanuary
— 2 years ago

Andrew, Vanessa and 33 others liked this
Josh Morgenthau

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@Andrew Schirmer if have more than three bottles and are planning on tracking the progression, this can be enjoyed with a big glass and lots of air now, otherwise I’d wait a few years if you can!
Peter van den Besselaar

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🍀🙏 Happy New Year Josh
Andrew Schirmer

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@Josh Morgenthau we have just 3 - will wait. @Peter van den Besselaar happy NY to you, sir!

Domaine des Baumard

Savennières Chenin Blanc 2016

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.
— 5 years ago

Alex, Shay and 13 others liked this
Jeff Venier

Jeff Venier

One of my fav wines over the years. So great...