Saumur, Anjou Saumur

Château de Fosse-Seche

Arcane Saumur Chenin Blanc 2018

Celebrating another publication this year, for a total of 13 pieces: 10 short stories and 3 installments of the beverage column, Liquid Carriage at No Contact.

Described to me by the owner and resident vino at Frankly in TriBeCa as an electric Chenin that changes over a few days from slightly bready to fresh and zippy to Burgundian-like.

I had to experience this chameleon of flavors.

Fresh Focaccia on the nose. Bready and boozy in the bouquet. Aromas of tropical fruit, papaya and lemongrass.

Super well balanced, fresh acid, nice RS, beautiful softness like rose petal mouthfeel.

Love this. So much.
— 3 days ago

Dawn, Severn and 5 others liked this

Domaine Guiberteau

Saumur Cabernet Franc 2019

Sweaty dried red fruit tobacco and bell pepper — 13 days ago

Blake, Jonathan and 3 others liked this

Agnès et René Mosse

Anjou Chenin Blanc 2013

So textural. Rich with layers of honey and lovely acidity. Was very surprised of how lively this was. Still very young. — 17 days ago

Ira, Severn and 6 others liked this

Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Franc de Pied Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2018

Please decant and put back in bottle for next day. This was really good on day 3. Cherry cinnamon sandalwood. Super clean and just the right amount of tannins to lift the finish. TBL — 3 days ago

Joshua, Daniel P. and 6 others liked this

Mary Taylor Wine

Anjou Blanc Chenin Blanc 2019

Nice, pithy Chenin Blanc.
N:Faint lemon curd, beeswax, white flowers.Grapefruit.
P: Lemon rind, beeswax, mineral, crisp.
Goes great w Gochujang eggplant.
Thanks Andrea@Buy-Rite liquors.
— 4 days ago

Eddie, Ted and 4 others liked this

Clos Rougeard

Le Clos Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2012

What a nice bottle, classy and elegant vegetal and green pepper notes that only Rougeard can do as a signature. Everything is there, class, texture, contained power, fruit, length, balance, gorgeous.

Quel beau vin! Des notes végétales avec classe et élégance, on retrouve cela chez Rougeard seulement. Un vin savoureux, du fruit, des notes fines de poivron mais à peine, longueur, volume, texture, tout y est malgré un millésime moyen.. 93-94
— 25 days ago

LM, Brendan and 9 others liked this

Sylvain Dittière

Les Beaugrands La Porte Saint Jean Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc 2018

Having this for the second time when I’m slightly less slaughtered, really wonderful rich, very slightly reductive, but still clean and magnetically delicious. Offered as an alternative to guiberteau which demonstrates how good it is. — 11 days ago

Peter, Adam and 2 others liked this

Sylvain Dittière

La Porte Saint Jean Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc 2018

Now the red; cab franc, greenness and freshness but rich depth behind it. — 11 days ago

Peter, David and 3 others liked this

Château Soucherie

Champ Aux Loups Cabernet Franc 2014

Vintage 2014 | Magnum | Family bbq 100% Cabernet Franc, needs aeration to show its qualities — 13 days ago

Severn, ESF and 13 others liked this

Domaine Patrick Baudouin

Effusion Anjou Chenin Blanc 2014

Funky nose of bree cheese, saffron, brett, mushrooms, yeast, quince, chalky minerals, and lemon. Salty citrus on the palate, lemon, tart peach, white pepper, granite, and gunpowder. Low alcohol, high mineral notes, and medium plus to high acid. Would match well with soft and fragrant cheeses as well as shellfish. — 12 days ago

Susan Cahoon
with Susan
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