Saumur, Anjou Saumur

Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

La Marginale Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2011

Comparing a couple 2011 Loire Cab Francs this weekend. Was lucky to grab a half case of back-vintage Thierry Germain from Kermit a year or two ago. These wines (whites and reds) have without fail all been very very reserved, closed, and speaking very quietly. This started off quite mute but after an hour or two in the decanter started to call out with some very pretty notes of star anise, Chinese five spice, mint, fennel, and really lovey berry notes. Elegant and expressive once it opens up. These wines need TIME and then they need AIR. I’ve got a couple more reds that I’ll probably forget about for a few years. Enjoyed with NY Strip and thyme-roasted root veggies. — a day ago

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Domaine Arnaud Lambert

Brézé Clos Mazurique Monopole Saumur Cabernet Franc 2017

Bell pepper, black pepper. Tannins are present. Fairly tart. Finish is long and tasty. Stunning value for $$! — 2 days ago

David, Bob and 10 others liked this

Domaine aux Moines

Savennières-Roche aux Moines Chenin Blanc 1999

And for my 300th delectable post, this delicious 1999 savennieres with homemade butternut squash spaetzle.

So rich and textured, very little oxidation, it’s almost perplexing how it could be so old. Mouthcoating... plenty of honeycomb and some green apple and seashell. Continuing to evolve. Perfect pairing so far. Cheers!
— a day ago

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Jeff Hasmann

Jeff Hasmann

Domaine aux Moines is always a special treat, especially with age.
Amr El-Azhary

Amr El-Azhary

Great producer!!! Interesting vintage!!!

Mikaël Bouges et Didier Bordas

Le Petit Cormier Cabernet Franc

Comparing a couple 2011 Loire Cab Francs this weekend. This offering, brought home from Paris in December, is incredibly lively and bright for a 9 year old wine. Bright and juicy with tons of varietal fruit character. Great acid. Sub €30 I think and is something I wish I had a case of. Perfect every day drinker (amazing to say that about a 2011) - not incredibly complex but incredibly delicious. Enjoyed standing around the kitchen waiting for homemade pizza to come out of the oven (margarita and sausage/mushroom pies). — 2 days ago

Hermes, Ira and 2 others liked this

Domaine Guiberteau

Saumur Cabernet Franc 2014

This wine has been a bit stinky throughout its life. Barnyardy a few years ago, but now pleasantly reductive. The pyrazines are now dusty and in the background. Deceptive, sleepy good. — a day ago

Chris, Lyle and 4 others liked this

Damien Laureau

Le Bel Ouvrage Savennières Chenin Blanc 2013

Savennieres is one of my favorite white wines as it offers a lot to explore!
I am getting bruised pear, sour apples, lemon, mango, ginger, minerals, herbs, minerals, a touch of honey and lanolin.
I possibly opened this a little to soon as it is missing characteristics of cheese rind and wooliness that I really like in a well aged Savennieres!
Delightful wine for a Sunday evening even if it is snowing in Davenport, IA.
— 8 days ago

Severn, Rob and 20 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Hope you're well and work was okay! Certainly looks appealing!🥂
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Trixie Thank you! It is a new world of experiences in every aspect of my job! Be safe and Cheers!
Trixie

Trixie

And you as well!

Château de Parnay

Saumur Champigny Le Blason 2018

Really a nice Cabernet franc from Saumur Champigny. Not quite as green peppery as I expected, and certainly no overly fruity or simple bistro wine (not that there’s anything wrong with those). Deep red in the glass, very well balanced with good earthy red fruit and a nice finish with good acid. Perfect with aggressively seasoned chicken. — a day ago

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Domaine Arnaud Lambert

Brézé Cuvee Viticole Saumur Chenin Blanc 2017

Pale gold; medium intensity aromas of yellow apple, yellow pear, yellow plum, fresh lemon juice, wet stone; dry, high acid, medium alcohol, medium body, medium intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium plus finish, very fresh and complex — 6 hours ago

Severn, Eric and 2 others liked this

Domaine Guiberteau

Les Moulins Saumur Chenin Blanc 2016

Pretty much ideal for my palate. On the nose, sweet apple, a soft touch of wool, meyer lemon, chamomile. On the palate, famtastic acidity, chamomile, lemon, apple, lemon peel, a line of bitter herbs on the clean and very refreshing finish. — 13 days ago

Ira, Severn and 6 others liked this

Cyrille Le Moing

Le Bois du Gland 2011

Cabernet sauvignon de Loire. Donc de France
Robe noire
Nez thym laurier crème de cassis sauce soja
Bouche généreuse crémeuse mais dense finale gourmande
Finale sur la mûre écrasée avec cette note rustique mais noble
Très très beau vin nature et equilibre
Que les soit disant vignerons natures prennent de la graine et apprennent ce que nature veut dire

N est ce pas mr Bouju, mme Dumora et tant d autres .... restez humble et faites des vins stables
Curieusement ma cave est la Même pour toutes les bouteilles mais les votres finissent souvent à l évier
— 2 days ago