Anjou, Anjou Saumur

Thierry Germain & Michel Chevré

Les Pentes Saumur Chenin Blanc 2015

Lyle Fass
9.6

Been 2 years+ since I’ve had this. Nose is gorgeous now. Nose is honeyed almonds and steel wool. Nuttiness as well. Sense of richness but also super umami notes. Chenin is a major umami grape. Confectionary honeycomb on the nose. So gorgeous and such clarity. Really a knockout nose. Palate is clear, vivid and has terrific, knock you on your ass acids. Tangy and also really leaves an imprint on the palate. Fantastic purity and presence. Really really long. Brown sugar on the nose now. A sick sick wine. Maybe best chenin I’ve had from Michel Chèvre. — 2 days ago

Aravind, Matthew and 9 others liked this

Château Yvonne

La Folie Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2019

Ce cabernet franc bio de Mathieu Vallée est comme un beau gros bébé rieur aux joues rondes, dodues et colorées de bonheur. C’est qu’il est d’un naturel si poignant que l’on ne peut qu’être désarmé devant tant de franchise. Un rouge fourni, bien mûr, encore une fois parfaitement maîtrisé, débordant de vie. (10+) — 19 days ago

Alex, "Odedi" and 5 others liked this

Château du Hureau

Tuffe Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2018

Drank on 6/12/2021

Drank with Ann, Diarmuid, Stephanie, Siri, and my family

First 100% Cab Franc. Great food wine. Medium plus acidity and firm but not overwhelming tannin. Strong finish.

Has that tomato leaf, perfumed aroma ive found in older wines but already present. Good complexity with tart cherries, dried cranberries, bell pepper, lavender, spice, etc. Feels very French. It’s not fruity, but easy to drink and interesting.
— 8 days ago

Trudon

Roséphile Champagne Blend

A lovely rose champagne (same batch as my last 2 btls, and improving with age). Still very primary, with lovely melon and wild strawberry notes, papaya (?) and pink grapefruit. On the palate: excellent acidity and so energetic. Very nice density on the tangy finish. Excellent. — 8 days ago

Severn, Peter and 5 others liked this

Domaine Arnaud Lambert

Brézé Clos de Midi Lieu-Dit Saumur Chenin Blanc 2019

Still so good, citrus fruit, a bit of smoke, long finish. — 3 days ago

Douglas, Jamie and 4 others liked this

Domaine des Sablonnettes (Christine & Joel Ménard)

Le Bon Petit Diable Anjou Cabernet Franc 2018

2018 deep dark cherry green pepper smoky nice fruit on palette. Deep rich juiciness. Finishing Limestone and acidity — 5 days ago

Domaine Arnaud Lambert

Brézé Clos Mazurique Monopole Saumur Cabernet Franc 2018

needed 60+ mins to open up. tart cranberry, sour cherry, definitely some bell pepper, good acid and mineral backbone. bell pepper finish, a little vegetal — 6 days ago

Severn, Ron and 1 other liked this

Pithon-Paillé

Coteau des Treilles Anjou Chenin Blanc 2013

Robe or
Poire paille
Bouche grasse mais fraîche tendue
Beau dynamisme
— 9 days ago

Andrew, Romain and 1 other liked this

Domaine Guiberteau

Saumur Cabernet Franc 2018

Not complex, but correctly ripened flavors, tannin and acidity. — 10 days ago

Andrew, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this

Antoine Sanzay

Les Poyeux Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc

Nice fresh and elegant Cab Franc, good texture, approachable tannins but with some grip still, a tad of green peppers but not too much 89-90

Beau cab franc, frais, belle finesse, touche de poivron vert mais sans déranger, belle texture enveloppant, sera très bon dans quelques années. 89-90
— 9 days ago