Saumur Champigny, Anjou Saumur

Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Franc de Pied Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2018

violets, red currant, slight bell pepper, tobacco, wet earth, lacy refined texture, med + acidity 😍😍😍 — 11 hours ago

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Domaine Bobinet

Piak! Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc Blanc de noir 2019

A 100% Cab Franc still Blanc de Noir, which I blindly guessed was Sauvignon Blanc. What? A well assembled hazy pale with silver green skin, screeching acid, and a viscous body. Aromas are light and tropical. Flavors of bitter white grapefruit, lime zest, and fresh pineapple. — 21 days ago

Dawn, Mike and 7 others liked this

Domaine de Saint-Just

Les Perrières Saumur Chenin Blanc

2016 Vintage wet wool, quince , apple great intensity , amazing acidity - great with Parppadelle Arugula salad — 3 days ago

Ira, Trixie and 4 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Nice salad and review!🍷
Douglas Braun

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Thanks @trixie It was delicious
Laiz Marshall

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HAPPY B-day !!

Domaine Filliatreau

La Grande Vignolle Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2009

Very big dried cherries with mint on the nose, not unlike an aged alto Piemonte, but simplified. Dried cranberry, raspberry sorbet too. The fruit comes alive with some air. High acid, could live longer and still be of interest. There’s roasted poblano in there. The tannins are very soft now, like a merlot, but the finish has some light fine grip. Some kind of earth, nothing lush here. Spice on the finish too. $21 — 19 days ago

Severn, Éric and 6 others liked this
Chris Shultz

Chris Shultz

@Lyle Fass they make good wine. I had another bottle of this with Christian. High toned but not highly extracted or flashy. I’d drink more for sure
Aravind Asok

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I take it your sense of smell has come back?
Chris Shultz

Chris Shultz

@Aravind Asok yes, I lost it for almost two weeks when I had covid. That was a month ago, though. Thankfully I’m back to drinking wine.

Thomas Batardière

Les Cocus Anjou Chenin Blanc 2018

Matté
9.1

Some decent complexity in the nose, quite iodine, smoky with some sushi seaweed along with stewed apple, orchard floor, orange blossom, manuka honey & honey comb.
Palate has plenty of that rich, baked red apple, again some orange butters and lemon zest with some ginger on the warming finish. Quite rich in style and lacking a bit acidic structure, the hot 2018 vintage shows here. Maybe not one to age for more than 5 or so years.
— 7 days ago

Daniel P., Keith and 2 others liked this

Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Clos Romans Saumur Chenin Blanc 2015

Tropical fruit and wildflowers on the nose, expressing as unripe pineapple in the mouth, dandelion, foudre, opening up with notes of walnut, walnut oil, pecans, sunflower seeds, and all kinds of umami goodness. — 17 days ago

Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Clos de L'Échelier Dampierre Sur Loire Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc 2015

Green aromas to start: mint, field herbs and black pepper and, as this blossoms, violets, black currants and moss emerge. Concentrated, silky palate. Great, but seems like this is still a baby. Expecting it to gain a lot with age. — 15 days ago

Dennis, Amr and 14 others liked this
Lyle Fass

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They made bruisers in 2015

Domaine des Sablonnettes (Christine & Joel Ménard)

Le P'tit Blanc Anjou Chenin Blanc 2018

Elegant, classy champagne hue like I’m at a gala, but, let’s be real, it’s probably a B-list affair.

Asian pear, chalky, lemon pepper essence, no joke.

Excellent carbonation. Reserved, fine bubbles.

Definitely getting the asian pear, but also a slight undertone of licorice, and then finally some nice sweetness and acidity reminiscent of yuzu.

Wonderfully complex and fun to drink like a stimulating chess game is fun to play. I can’t stop, this one might become a go-to.
— 8 days ago

Vanessa, Eric and 4 others liked this

Sylvain Dittière

Les Beaugrands La Porte Saint Jean Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc 2012

Robe noire
Nez profond terrien d épices
Bouche pleine dense juteuse fraîche et juvénile
— 10 days ago

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Thierry Germain & Michel Chevré

Clos de l'Ecotards Saumur Chenin Blanc 2015

Lyle Fass
9.4

Lemon, sweet Meyer lemon, lemon cake, almond paste, minerals upon minerals, so clean and exuberant. Fresh and lively with intense lemon and lime fruit and some terrific green apple. Juicy and so clean. So much acid and grip. Balanced and long. Finishes salty. — 13 days ago

Brendan, Romain and 13 others liked this