Anjou Saumur, Loire Valley

Domaine du Collier

La Charpentrie Saumur Blanc Chenin Blanc 2016

What a wine! It’s been a long and slow delight we sipped slowly over our quiet evening. ⁣
It paired especially well with the cuisine from Dawa, the beef momos and even the pork chili (that was slightly less hot as usual 😮‍💨). The mild tones of the Himalayan spice were perfect companion to this wine, holding everything high in the mouth and soul.⁣

The wine is rich, complex, round, ripe, with a lactic touch. Buttermilk? And then the usual flavors and aromas of⁣
chenin, honey, pear, peach, bit of exotic lush all conducted with maestria with a backbone that holds things all along never making it heavy or annoying
— 8 days ago

Jamie, Daniel P. and 2 others liked this

Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Terres Chaudes Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2018

I really enjoyed this. Red balanced fruits, medium structure that is smooth and mouth coating. I loved everything about this. Highly recommended. TBL — 18 days ago

Peter, Ron and 9 others liked this

Domaine de la Petite Roche

Saumur Brut Saumur Chenin Blanc Chardonnay

80% Chenin 20% Chard from the Loire Valley. Damn! You’d be hard-pressed to find bubbly this good around $20. Highly, highly recommended at this price point. — 6 days ago

Mike and Ron liked this

Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Les Mémoires Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2018

Truly special bottle. Blossoms, needs several hours open to reveal violets, a hint of rose petal, fantastic subtle hint of pepper. The texture is stunning, wraps around your palate like a silk nightrobe. Ripe fruit but so fresh. The finest tannins and subtle structure provide perfect tension. As it lingers the minerals are searing and beautiful, the acid ample and well judged. Could come close to perfection in 15-20 years time. — 7 days ago

Josh, Tom and 31 others liked this
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Château Yvonne

Saumur Chenin Blanc 2016

Exotic citrus notes. Medium body and acidity. Good dry Chenin, showing more on the citrus and herbal spectrum. Impressive concentration; not showing a ton of complexity for me now but that may come. — 17 days ago

Vanessa, Severn and 25 others liked this

Domaine Arnaud Lambert

Brézé Clos de La Rue Saumur Chenin 2017

Excellent lunch time starter to clear the palate. — 13 days ago

Severn, Andrew and 4 others liked this

Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2020

Super joyful if a little more extracted than necessary. Fun, almost carbonic purple fruit on the nose. Palate had great concentration for an entry level wine. Not insignificant tannins and this should benefit from a few years, but also drinking great now. — 3 days ago

Tom, Andrew and 17 others liked this

Clos Rougeard

Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc 2014

Ok I’m a sucker for a slight herbaceous green pryazine whatever you want to call it element. I think it adds some character and makes it more interesting  — 11 days ago

Josh, Jae and 3 others liked this

Clotilde Legrand

La Chaintrée Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2015

Black berries. Earth. Floral hint Very nice for the price. Tannin to age. — 13 days ago

Andrew, Scott and 2 others liked this

Domaine Guiberteau

Saumur Cabernet Franc 2019

Really delicious Cab Franc. — 4 days ago

Eddie, Anthony and 1 other liked this