Anjou, Anjou Saumur

Clos Rougeard

Les Poyeux Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc 2012

Very pumped to try this, especially for less than the current retail price on the list at Commander’s Palace in New Orleans. One of the more aromatically beautiful wines I’ve had in a long time, with green pepper, some dark earthy / tobacco notes, but a great bit of florality as well. Fine grained tannins with good acidity on the finish. A very complete wine that paired well with a relatively diverse tasting menu. Excellent and a lot of fun. — 6 days ago

Matt, Bryan and 6 others liked this

Domaine des Sablonnettes (Christine & Joel Ménard)

Le P'tit Blanc Anjou Chenin Blanc 2017

Citrus and apple, very acidic. A little salty at the start, a little mineral at the finish. Super accessible -- remember to bring to a summer party. — 5 days ago

Antoine Sanzay

Les Poyeux Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2012

Very complex and balanced with more refinement than I remember seeing in a Loire cf in quite some time. This is drinking. Really well and although it would never be confused for a northern rhone syrah, something about it pyrazenic herbalness really reminded me of an elegant cote rotie — 6 days ago

Bertin-Delatte

Échalier Chenin Blanc

Funky fresh nose and a core of really nice melon fruit, golden apple, hay, honey - waxy mouthfeel, with a crisp zip of acidity to wrap it up nicely. Natural fermentation, aged in stainless steel and oak, fruit all from Rablay-sur-Layon. — 6 days ago

Amr, Ted and 9 others liked this

Agnès et René Mosse

Anjou Chenin Blanc 2017

Saman Hosseini
9.1

Fleetwood Mac - big love

Don’t get cut.
— 3 days ago

Julia, Keith and 1 other liked this

Domaine des Sablonettes

Le P'tit Blanc Anjou Chenin Blanc

Tough to beat at the price. Great people, great wine. This is classic Chenin-y Chenin - bruisey apple, lemon bread/wet hay/wet wool (pick your Chenin-y Chenin term) with a kiss of honey and a sneaky complex minerality. — 11 days ago

Clos Rougeard

"Brézé" Saumur Chenin Blanc 2010

Singing with some air. My favorite Chenin. — 8 days ago

Ira, Amr and 3 others liked this

Thibaud Boudignon

à François(e)... Anjou Chenin Blanc 2016

Seth Morgen Long
9.3

Received this as Pascaline’s recommendation from her selection of Thibaud’s wines at Racines. What a wonderful woman and an equally vibrant wine. Citrus, energy, sheen, cut, density and length. — 13 days ago

Shawn, Byron and 7 others liked this

Thomas Batardière

Les Barillères Anjou Chenin Blanc 2014

This baby was golden yellow. It had strong curd lemon flavors and palate cleansing acidity. — 4 days ago

Ron, Mike and 1 other liked this

Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Clos de L'Échelier Dampierre Sur Loire Saumur Chenin Blanc 2016

Lyle Fass
9.6

Nose is lemony, mineral and precise. Almonds, vanilla, herbs. Gorgeous detail and so subtle. Palate has that German acid! Electric. So much acidity and lemon lime tinged fruit and also a hint of opulence. So fresh, so clean, so pure. Amazing. Likely the cleanest Chenin I’ve ever had. Complex minerality throughout and astonishing length. Amazing compact mouthfeel, explosive yet precise, pithy and youthful fruit and top top purity. Wow. Level of super 1er Cru White burg like a Meursault Perrieres or Chassagne La Grand Ruchottes. The best bottle of Echelier Blanc I’ve had so far. — 22 days ago

Izek, Amr and 10 others liked this