Anjou, Anjou Saumur

Mai et Kenji Hodgson

P'tit Luchini Vin de Soif Grolleau

Initially carbonic effervescent stuff which feels like a meaty champagne, giving way to something very widescreen and alive, better than some of the ratings on here that I suspect see the fizziness as a fault. — a day ago

Peter, Jonas and 2 others liked this

Domaine Guiberteau

Saumur Chenin Blanc 2018

Absolutely stunning. This release/vintage has a lot of life left in it. I cannot wait to drink my other cellared bottle in ten years. Fresh yellow and white orchard fruits, young creamy Brie cheese, multiple layers of texture and minerality. I will literally FIGHT to continue buying upcoming vintages of Romain Guiberteau’s releases, with avid search for his small release Cabernet francs from Saumur; even Grolleaus, with fingers crossed that they will stay so affordable. Wait and see, his release prices are going to quickly climb in the coming years. — 2 days ago

Nicolas Joly

Clos de la Bergerie Savennières Roche aux Moines Chenin Blanc 2014

Holy Joly! A gorgeous, glossy golden hue that’s slightly cloudy in the natural, Joly way. A beautiful perfume of orange citrus and honeysuckle. Wild but not funky. Not even sure of that makes sense but I think you would get it once you smell it. On the palate it’s marmalade and heavily bruised apple...reminds me a lot of the 2013 I had earlier this year...but more powerful. The snappy acidity gives it a long, long finish. I adore these wines. — 15 days ago

Josh, Daniel P. and 2 others liked this

Clos de la Cerisaie

Anjou Rouge Cabernet Franc 2017

CF. Gorgeous with dusty tannins and coffee grounds and red/black fruit and a hint of pepper. Great structure. — 4 days ago

Peter, Adam and 6 others liked this

Thibaud Boudignon

à François(e)... Anjou Chenin Blanc 2013

Consistent and persistent. Oak adding a really nice softness and charm to this typically electric mineral monster. I let this sit around for a few years and still it seems like this would hold for a very very long time, nonetheless gotta say the few years added a nice integrated depth that I appreciate. — a month ago

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Domaine Guiberteau

Les Motelles Saumur Cabernet Franc 2015

Wow. I love cab franc but it was so good. Red bell pepper — 8 days ago

Mike, Brendan and 1 other liked this

Clos Rougeard

Les Poyeux Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc 2007

So good! A wine that always stands out among its peers. Rich dark berry fruits, crushed rock, forest floor, dried herbs with good spice that is silky & floral.t — 18 days ago

Severn, Ryan and 9 others liked this

Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Les Mémoires Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2014

Ted
9.7

Just a bunch of ripeness. Plums,cherries. What an effort by Thierry Germain. Well done. Silky soft tannins. Beautiful. — 9 days ago

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Dawn, David and 9 others liked this

Thibaud Boudignon

Anjou Chenin Blanc 2017

Crisp, clean, tart and delicious. — 12 hours ago

Bob, Ceccherini and 4 others liked this

Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

La Marginale Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2013

Ted
9.4

Had the ‘15 a couple of weeks ago. Green pepper is gone. Lots of ripe plum. — 12 days ago

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Dawn, David and 8 others liked this