Saumur, Anjou Saumur

Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

La Marginale Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2020

Raspberry leaf, white pepper and sandalwood nose. Raspberry, white cherry brightness in check that carries to mid palate (chewy texture) and finish is smooth and balanced. TBL — 10 days ago

Joshua, Tom and 5 others liked this

Domaine Guiberteau

Saumur Cabernet Franc 2016

Solid Loire cab franc. Cigar box, bell pepper, maybe some eucalyptus. Delicious. — 12 days ago

Lyle and Andrew liked this

Domaine des Baumard

Clos du Papillon Savennières Chenin Blanc 2006

Delectable Wine
9.0

The 2006 Clos du Papillon is made in a relaxed and rounded style with a creamy, silken texture with tarte tatin-like flavors of apple, pastry and honey. Initially the wine was like a teenager, but over time, it has taken on additional complexity. It might not be the most powerful of vintages, but it provides a lot of pleasure and increasing nuance. It's drinking well now and offers savory characters, but thanks to its taut line of acidity, it isn't going anywhere. (Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous, September 2022)
— 17 days ago

Domaine Guiberteau

Les Moulins Saumur Chenin Blanc 2018

Lemon, mineral (and mineral and mineral) and lanolin. Great acidity and balance. Kind of a baby still, but evolving with air. — a month ago

Byron, Romain and 3 others liked this

Domaine Guiberteau

Saumur Chenin Blanc 2021

First bottle of a batch that I ordered from my favourite wine merchant in France and that got delivered to my door in Poland.

An old friend that I have missed dearly. Apple, honey, waxy notes and some flowery scents too. This is multidimensional and very great. The palate shows a massive acid backbone, as expected, some stone fruits touches, a great width, a very long and fresh finish with a chalky mouthfeel almost. This is a great chenin. Oh have I missed this!
— 17 days ago

Tom, Brandon and 12 others liked this
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Thibaud Boudignon

Anjou Chenin Blanc 2020

Delectable Wine
9.1

Unlike his Savennières, the fruit for Boudignon's 2020 Anjou Blanc is purchased. The result is a pure, clean wine with delectable purity. There are delicate flavors of just-ripe pineapple, citrus, nettles and a subtle hint of vanilla. It is fermented and aged in both 500-liter barrels and oval Stockinger 'cigars'. A line of acidity pulls this wine through to a refined conclusion. It can be approached now for its fine fruit but will go on. (Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous, September 2022)
— 17 days ago

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Eric Morgat

Fidès Savennières Chenin Blanc 2019

J. Kim
9.2

This is a great vintage, the minerality is startlingly present along with the fruit density. The acidity is broad and round in attack but resonant and lively in the finish. — 12 days ago

Domaine Guiberteau

Les Motelles Saumur Cabernet Franc 2016

Gor
9.4

Wonderful balance. Fresh but highly concentrated without extraction. Black raspberries, cherries, roses, hint of bell pepper and fresh herbs and smoke. Nice and layered long finish. Fantastic. — 4 days ago

Domaine du Closel-Château des Vaults

La Jalousie Savennières Chenin Blanc 2015

Has that haunting, minty, cool toned Savennieres aroma. White jasmine and salted taffy. Cool minerals, herbal and green fruited, and resonantly mineral on the palate. Finish that is so juicy and also spicy. — 18 days ago

Severn, Andrew and 21 others liked this

Château d'Epiré

Cuvée Spéciale Savennières Chenin Blanc 2006

JKT
9.1

Really opened up after two days in eto! Stony white fruit minerals leading into firm chewy texture and long finish laced with acids and bite. Upping by two to 9.1. Only bottle unfortunately. — 13 days ago