Savennières, Anjou Saumur

Domaine Mme Laroche

Domaine aux Moines - Roche aux Moines Savennières Chenin Blanc 1998

Deep amber color. Fig, apricot, honey, nutmeg. Still carried by some acidity. Very nice — 9 days ago

Hermes, Joe and 3 others liked this

Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Franc de Pied Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2014

The first whiff is moderately Bretty, if the clove-and-band-aid kind, not overwhelming but adding complexity; then slight green peppercorn but not particularly vegetal. A cherry and dark berry note next but not until this has been one. For an hour do I get a note of sweet red raspberry and strawberry fruit, almost candied, that really emerges on the palate (very different grape but similar to the “inner mouth sweetness” that people often associate with Giacosa). The palate gains heft with time open but remains middleweight, mouthwatering and nicely balanced. Tannins are unobtrusive and soft, with little bite.

This exceeded my expectations and was quite classy, if not likely to be the most long-lived of Loire reds. For Franc-de-pieds, there still is no comparison to Plouzeau’s, and this is far lighter but definitely a high class wine.
— 13 days ago

P, Severn and 12 others liked this

Domaine des Nouelles

Rosé d'Anjou 2018

Grolleau grape. Cranberry fruit flavors. Lightly sweet so it works for dessert. Lots of acidity. Refreshing! Great balance and my choice to accompany a great last course. — 6 days ago

Château d'Epiré

Le Hu Boyau Savennières Chenin Blanc 2016

Lyle Fass

Latest vintage of the best Chenin no one knows about. Super Chenin nose. Honey, vanilla almonds, honeysuckle, so clean, very mineral and so pure. Palate is intense and rich with amazing texture and complexity. So brilliant. Amazing balance and the wine just buzzes in your mouth. Wow. So complex. Insane structure and density. So clean. What a finish. So young. So juicy. — 22 days ago

Dawn, Severn and 13 others liked this

Nicolas Joly

Clos de la Bergerie Savennières Roche aux Moines Chenin Blanc 2010

Mind freak - cheese rind, apple cider vinegar, and brioche — 6 days ago

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Domaine Ogereau

l'Enthousiasme Savennières Chenin Blanc

Ripped my ass open with acidity! But I loved it — a month ago

Château de la Mulonniere

L'effet Papillon Savennières Chenin Blanc 2013

Took a while to open up. Recommend decanting. Silky texture and aromas of beeswax and honey. Bone dry and lingering acidity. Really developed with air. — 23 days ago

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Ferme de la Sansonnière (Mark Angeli)

La Lune Anjou Chenin Blanc 2017

After having the La Montagne from Bonnezeaux a couple of weeks back and the 2 producers being highly recommended I was expecting a similar taste profile. Not so! This was a bit more of the sweet style of chenin, not over the top and with a short finish that keeps if refreshing. I personally like the dry high acidity type of Loire Chenin. — 4 days ago

Amr, Severn and 3 others liked this

René Noël Legrand

René Noël Legrand Saumur-Champigny La Chaintrée 2011

Vintage 2011 / This Loire wine with a playful scene onthe label is losening its rough edges. Fine Cabernet Franc. — 3 days ago

Doctor, Daniel and 7 others liked this

Clos Rougeard

"Brézé" Saumur Chenin Blanc 2006

Robe évoluée
Nez tilleul verveine puissant
Bouche ample généreuse grasse avec une relative mollesse en milieu de bouche et finale épicée et un peu chaleureuse
Bien mais pas renversant
— 16 hours ago

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