Eric Morgat

Fidès Savennières Chenin Blanc 2016

Stern, mineral, with quite a bit of volume for savennieres. Yellow Japanese plum, white peach, slate. Rocky bite — a month ago

Andrew, Ira and 14 others liked this

Domaine des Baumard

Clos du Papillon Savennières Chenin Blanc 2013

Just perfect Savennieres. Cream followed by lemon, in a totally balanced presentation. Just what Chenin Blanc should be. — 10 months ago

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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.
— 2 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 — 4 years ago

Gaetan Ciampini
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Loïc Mahé

Sables & Schistes Savennieres Chenin Blanc

What is it about excellent Loire Chenin that just really really does it for me? Waxy, honeyed, gorgeous wine. — 5 months ago

Ceccherini and David liked this

Château d'Epiré

Grand Cru D'Anjou Savennières Chenin Blanc 2021

Really like this. Sometimes fun savennieres oily or petroleum - but not this one. Crisp and acidic. Very balanced. Stood up to spicy shrimp dish. A keeper. — 9 months ago

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Abbazia di Novacella (Stiftskellerei Neustift)

Praepositus Valle Isarco / Eisacktaler Kerner 2019

2019 vintage. Definitely needs time. Concentrated mineral reminds me of Savennieres meets Alpine white. Golden apple peel, lemon peel, lemon pith, dried chamomile and other white flowers, light nuttiness. — 2 years ago

Daniel P., Edo and 1 other liked this

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...

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
— 9 months 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!
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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!

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.
— 3 years ago