Anjou Saumur, Loire Valley

Château Yvonne

Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc 2012

If there is a better Cab Franc from Saumur at this price point, it would be found in a fairy tale story read to young budding wine geeks. It just doesn’t exist, so buy this one. — 8 days ago

Severn, Ryan and 1 other liked this

Thibaud Boudignon

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

Lyle Fass
9.4

This wine is awesome. Electric. Like Meursault Perrieres made from Chenin. — 14 days ago

Chris, Aravind and 17 others liked this
Chris Shultz

Chris Shultz

I have a bottle of this waiting for me. Can’t wait
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@Chris Shultz in for a great experience

Domaine Bobinet

Poil de Lievre White Blend 2018

Really delicious. Baked apple, candied Meyer lemon, overripe pineapple, but with more freshness on the palate and long finish — 2 days ago

Anne Claude Leflaive

Clau De Nell Cuvée Violette Anjou Cabernet Franc Blend 2014

Thanksgiving 3: No notes, may have enjoyed the most. Anjou, Cab Franc, yeah. — 8 days ago

Severn, Amr and 3 others liked this

Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Les Mémoires Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2017

Lyle Fass
9.6

Dark, brooding, mysterious, beautiful nose. Dark mashed flowers, dark berries, gorgeous minerality, smells limestoney, amazing details and precision to this nose. Just gorgeous and so deep. Rich, ripe and wow levels of purity with an engaging limestone sweetness accented with deep pure sweet berries. So well made and refined. But so deep and so much more to say. This is so greet. Structure and so classic. Such a long finish. Dynamite. — 21 days ago

Chris, Severn and 10 others liked this

Manoir de la Tete Rouge

Coteaux de Saumur Chenin Blanc 2018

Different and expressive. It doesn’t have the nuance and pensiveness you can find in the world’s best Chenin. But this is still very good with ripe tropical fruits and pear. Lychee, passion fruit, buttered popcorn. Creamy, austere, moderately abrupt. — 14 days ago

David, Alex and 18 others liked this

La Folie Lucé

L'ecart Saumur Blanc 2015

Nose has wet sandstone, cut Anjou pear, lemon peel, honeycomb and spring honeysuckle blossom. Faint-ish trailing of white vinegar.

Palate has honeydew mellon rind, under-ripe quince, slight candle wax notes and light minerality. Slightly raw-ish on the medium finish.

Nice, I love all the different expressions that Chenin Blanc can display.
— 24 days ago

Chris, Eric and 29 others liked this

Domaine Guiberteau

Clos de Guichaux Monopole Bizay Saumur Chenin Blanc 2015

Alex Lallos
9.3

Always serious. So utterly drinkable. Beautifully mineral driven but still boasts some chenin richness. This is grand cru type stuff! — 16 days ago

Severn, Andrew and 5 others liked this

Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Franc de Pied Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2017

Lyle Fass
9.5

What a nose. Love this when it’s young. Incense, smokey wood shavings, bright berry fruit, mesmerizing nose. Super juicy and so clean with incredible minerality, freshness, bright berry fruit and so much energy. Awesome. Such fine tannins and finesse. So good. — 21 days ago

E, Chris and 12 others liked this
Chris Shultz

Chris Shultz

Wow, this sounds like another level. I love cab franc but usually it’s just delicious and aromatic. This sounds incredible
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@Chris Shultz Thierry germain is a genius

Damien Laureau

Le Genêts Savennières Chenin Blanc 2014

Beautifully elegant, soft and rich, delicate notes of stone and white flowers. — 7 days ago

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Holly Denis

Holly Denis

An incredible gem. Little known. Smooth. Exquisite.