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
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
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
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
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