Château de Brézé

Clos David Saumur Blanc Chenin Blanc

Great bottle of wine...so crisp, so pure & delicious. Gone before we knew it. #chenin #loirewine #saumur #châteaudebrézé — a year ago

Sylvain Dittière

Les Beaugrands La Porte Saint Jean Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc 2015

Vintage 2015 - By jove! What a tremendous good #saumur from #cabernetfranc. Só smooth and elegant it drinks like lemonade. Wagonloads red fruit in smell, hint of spices. Lots of finesse. Either this plot ‘Les Cormiers’ is excellent or Silvain Dittière is a magician. Probably both. #loirefunk @delectable this is ‘Les Cormiers’ — 2 years ago

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Château Pierre-Bise

Clos de la Soucherie Coteaux du Layon-Beaulieu Chenin Blanc 2001

A mildly amber colour that makes me think of shrivelled grapes covered in mold. Too ethereal (light) to be a sweet wine, therefore I'd have it as an aperitif too. Apricots and honey and orange marmalade and walnuts and marzipan, tangy aftertaste. Not a cultural milestone like a Sauternes or a Tokaji but excellent in its own league. #cheninlikeadiamond #cheninblanc #loire #botrytis #sweetwine #noblerot #anjou #saumur #beaulieu — 3 years ago

Château de Brézé

Clos de l'Etoile Saumur Cabernet Franc 2016

2016. Capsicum and chalk. Quite a hit of new oak that integrates with aeration. A big, structured wine for the vintage. Should have quite a long life. #châteaudebrézé #saumur #cabernetfranc — a year ago

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Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

La Marginale Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2008

An old friend who aged faster than me. Stubbornly closed aromatically with the faintest dark fruit, spearmint, and tobacco peeking through. Bright cranberry and black cherry hit up-front with a hint of earthy leather and tobacco on the thin but lingeringly tangy finish. Dregs show the fruit density and green peppercorn that this wine once had. A few years past prime, but still pleasant and a nice pair for a beef tenderloin. #saumur #cabernetfranc #loire — 2 years ago

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Descendientes de José Palacios

Las Lamas Corullon Bierzo Mencía 2015


Fruit and flower power. Soft attack and good intensity with a long finish. Very #bierzo and at the same time with hints of a #Saumur #alvaropalacios very nice — 4 years ago

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Domaine de Saint-Just

Yves Lambert Saumur Chenin Blanc 2011

taut and mineral, a Saumur blanc this good is a rarity. lemon spritzed golden delicious apples abound & the acidity is screaming. #cheninigans #saumur #cheninblanc — 4 years ago

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Frederic Mabileau

Chenin du Puy Saumur Chenin Blanc 2013

Vintage 2013 - #cheninblanc from vignes that are 46 years old on argile calcaire terroir. “fermentation ét elevage 9 mois en demi-muds” I love the wines of this producer that works very secure and passionated. This white #Saumur is true to type chenin, it does not charm you at once. Minerals, citrus and pear. Beautiful butter in taste, but also repulsive. A lovely play to discover its qualities, sip by sip 🙃 — 2 years ago

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Eric Hoepelman

Eric Hoepelman

Fantastic description. My compliments!
Shawn Thompson

Shawn Thompson

Great review! Cheers.

Château Pierre-Bise

Clos de la Soucherie Coteaux du Layon-Beaulieu Chenin Blanc 2005

A version 4 years younger that is pure fruit, delicate as the 2001 but maybe less developed, less complex. Nothing wrong with that, though 😸. Apparently the winemaker, Monsieur Papin, is called "the poet of Chenin Blanc" by the revered Andrew Jefford and if he said so my only aim is to look for more Papins to corroborate through a field research. Excellent! #cheninblanc #loire #botrytis #sweetwine #noblerot #anjou #saumur #beaulieu — 3 years ago

Domaine du Collier

La Charpentrie Saumur Rouge Cabernet Franc 2012

Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Decanted and showing a seductively sour and vibrant nose. The red and black fruit is dense. The aromatics are exciting. Med + intensity and nice length. This wine will evolve well. #domaineducollier #saumur #saumurrouge #loirevalley #ctbucklinwine — 4 years ago

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