Saumur, Anjou Saumur

Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

La Marginale Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2016

Lyle Fass
9.4

Great nose. Beautiful cassis and berry fruit. Some beautiful minerality. Amazingly layered and detailed. Superbly mineral and earthy and wonderful layered and deep aromas. Stunning, really. Juicy with crisp acids and so much fruit and a taut structure. Long finish that dissipates beautifully. — 10 days ago

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Love these. Especially with a few years on them.
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@Jonathan Wall im terribly impatient

Domaine Guiberteau

Les Moulins Saumur Chenin Blanc 2015

Charlie Abbott
9.2

This wasn’t the wine’s fault, but I wanted it to be fuller and lustier than it was sold to me as. Great typicity, very pretty and mineraled. — 11 days ago

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Château du Hureau

Tuffe Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2015

Really nice nose with tomato sauce, black cherry, black pepper and green bell pepper.

Great medium body and balance of red fruit, acidity and silky tannins with lingering pepper, ferrous tomato, and black tea.

Beautiful, balanced, and food friendly...all for $16. No brainer.
— 2 days ago

Agnès et René Mosse

Les Gros Vin de Pays du Jardin de la France Grolleau 2017

From a blend of mostly Grolleau, this is one of those bright, red fruit driven, crunchy green (partial stem inclusion), chalky, mineral laden wines that typically show themselves in guises of Gamay, Grenache, and rustic Pinot. It has a persistent mineral effervescence feeding spiced red cherry, cola, and green strawberry. If you love good Beaujolais, this is for you. — 2 days ago

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Domaine des Deux Vallées

En Terrasse Anjou White Blend 2014

Vintage 2014 / #cheninblanc needs time to show qualities. Tasted 3,5 year ago and now the wine is going to shine 😉 apricot and peach in smell,good balance. Enormous improvement. Paired with salad and goatcheese. — 3 days ago

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Château de Fesles

Chenin Sec La Chapelle Vieilles Vignes 2014

Vintage 2014 / damned... too young. Lots of minerals, but by no means an everyone’s friend. A bit difficult, as dry #cheninblanc can be. If you store this in the cellar, keep it there for a few years. Enjoyable as aperitive now. A bit stubborn, though. // Put half a bottle in the fridge with an anti oxydation stop... now 6 days later the wine shows a bit of its potential with some honey and friendlyness. Plus 0,1 in appreciation — 16 days ago

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Eric Morgat

L'Enclos Savennières Chenin Blanc 2009

Rich, savory, subtly honeyed, and very nervy, with that peach/white flower/mineral character on the loooong finish. Could go longer, though I’m not sure it’s possible for anything to taste better than this. @Catherine Toner find this beauty and pay whatever they ask. — 8 days ago

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Louis de Grenelle

Saumur Brut Rosé

100% Cabernet Franc (Rosé Corail), Loire Valley, Samur.

Just a beautiful bottle of the sparkling version of probably one of my favorite grapes, Mmmm Cab Franc!

Nose is earthy raspberry with spring strawberry juice, cold wet slate and grapefruit zest.
Palate is dirty raspberry/strawberry, ruby grapefruit juice lite and wet mineral trending sandstone.

Last bottle 😕

The best muselet cap in the business, IMHO.
— 15 days ago

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Sounds delicious! Cheers 🥂
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@Severn Goodwin Severn glad that you enjoyed it Cheers 🥂

Clos Rougeard

Le Bourg Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2012

So tight, even the day after. Great stuffing. I've truly commited a crime here... opening it this young 😫 — a month ago

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Domaine Arnaud Lambert

Brézé Clos David Monopole Saumur Chenin Blanc 2016

Jeremy Shanker
9.0

As close as you get to Chablis with Chenin — 3 days ago

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