Bonnezeaux, Anjou Saumur

Famille Bougrier (Domaines Bougrier)

Anjou Chenin Blanc 2017

Nice refreshing Chenin Blanc on a beautiful day. Citrus on the nose, apple and lime on the palate. Lots of acidity that just makes my mouth water for more! My first Chenin Blanc. Will definitely buy again! — 4 days ago

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Shawn Thompson

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Chenin is my favourite white, this one sounds great. If you find yourself drawn to Chenin definitely consider the South African wines. I think they are some of the best. Cheers 🍷
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@Sharon B Many excellent examples to choose from at reasonable prices., enjoy.

Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Clos du Moulin Saumur Chenin Blanc 2016

Ананас, яблоки, лимон, аккуратный нефтяной тон, сухой мед, битый камень. Средне-полное тело с фруктово-тропическим акцентом, хорошей кислотностью и уверенной, но не слишком напряженной структурой. Ещё молодо. Шлейфовая ароматика, увесистый объём, первичные акценты во вкусе. Глубоко, органично и выразительно. Чуть не хватает микродетализации и комплексности фактуры. — 18 days ago

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Robert, Amr and 9 others liked this

Domaine du Closel-Château des Vaults

Les Caillardieres Savennières Chenin Blanc 2013

Корзина садовых яблок, мягкая груша, абрикос, лимонная цедра, мёд, подсохшая трава, воск, сырая шерсть, осенний ручей, битый камень. Полное, чуть маслянистое тело с хорошей кислотностью и аккуратной минеральной подложкой. Спело и монолитно, с кажущейся сладостью и ультратонким намеком на ботритис. При этом под всей этой массой хорошо структурно оформлено, не утомительно. Не суперкомплексно, но богато и серьезно. — 13 days ago

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Serge, Ron and 9 others liked this

Château Yvonne

"Le Beaumeray" Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc 2014

Lyle Fass
9.6

A brilliant wine. A complex wine. But also a young wine. Like a Loire 1st Growth. Needs 5-6 years. But amazing. And yes amazing in 2014. Can’t imagine 2015. Well yes I can. Anyway, deep nose, ethereal nose, woodland berry, forest, lord of the rings deep thicket forest, spice, herbaceous, tobacco, mineral, so so so deep, so so 1st growth Bordeaux but oddly more left than right bank even tho it’s Cab Franc. Superb but in 5-6 years watch out this will wreck Bordeaux 5-6-7 times more expensive than it. Amazing depth. It’s a substantial wine, with unreal fruit density and small berry fruit intensity and superb balance and length. Blackberry fruit that is so well defined and so vivid. Incredible minerality on the finish. Big structure but also amazing elegant and toothsome tannins. Masterful tannins that master the vintage. The blackberry fruit and minerality just coats your palate and does not quit. Easily best 2014 red Loire I’ve tasted. Brilliant wine. — 16 days ago

Frank, Severn and 7 others liked this

La Source du Ruault

La Coulée d’Aunis Saumur Chenin Blanc 2015

Citrus, white flowers, spice, lanolin. Nice acidity, great QPR. Only quibble is that it’s a bit dilute. — 9 days ago

Aaron, Keith and 8 others liked this

Château de Brézé

Clos Mazurique Saumur Cabernet Franc 2013

Didn’t notice the vintage till too late, but pleasant surprise: enveloping pillow of a cab franc, seamless soft tannins with the fine grittiness I love about the varietal. So not the end of its drinking window, though closer to it. Some importers’ wines I buy without question: Becky Wasserman (vía Martin Scott) is one of them. — 4 days ago

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Jason Brater

Jason Brater

To me this wine always tastes like summer. Warm ripe bright red fruit. Love it.

Thierry Germain & Michel Chevré

La Haie Nardin Clos de l'Ecotards Saumur Chenin Blanc 2017

Lyle Fass
9.1

Grilled nuts, super dank Chenin feral urgent aromas, fresh, mineral, laserlike and focused. Super lean and stern and stark but long and pure. — 9 days ago

Neil, Riddley and 3 others liked this

Domaine des Baumard

Savennières Chenin Blanc 2016

The Baumard family growing the noble Chenin at Rochefort in the Anjou for centuries, in 1953 they acquired a vineyard in the Quarts de Chaume, & in 1968, purchased acreage in Savennieres. Straw with full fruit and light spice aromas. On the palate ripe apple, pear & melon, complex, with vivid acidity. Lingering, ending with mineral and sweet honey character. Wow. A white that should age well.
— 4 days ago

Alex, Shay and 10 others liked this
Jeff Venier

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One of my fav wines over the years. So great...

I. et S. Bernaudeau

Les Nourrissons Anjou Chenin Blanc

Alex Lallos
9.4

Now this was some interesting stuff. Showed really well with sushi — 23 days ago

Mark, Daniel and 3 others liked this

Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Clos de L'Échelier Dampierre Sur Loire Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc 2016

Lyle Fass
9.3

So so young. And Dumb. But so much potential. — 9 days ago

Erik, Neil and 6 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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@Lyle Fass It's this the '16?
Lyle Fass

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@Severn Goodwin yea needs 10 years at least