Bobinet & Calvez

Les Gruches Saumur Chenin Blanc

9.068 ratings
9.014 pro ratings
Saumur, Anjou-Saumur, Loire Valley, France
Chenin Blanc
Turkey, Vanilla & Caramel, Fruit & Berries, Exotic Spices, Salads & Greens, Pate, Potato, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Fruit Desserts, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pungent Cheese, Squash & Root Vegetables, Goat & Feta Cheese, Cheddar & Gruyere, Sweet Potato, Yuca, Taro, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Nuts & Seeds, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Shellfish, Sweet Potato
Top Notes For
EatSommThings (Jimmy)

Older vine chenin on limestone. More yellow Apple than green Apple or bruised Apple. Lots of tension from the acidity. Delicious

Older vine chenin on limestone. More yellow Apple than green Apple or bruised Apple. Lots of tension from the acidity. Delicious

Jul 28th, 2018
Chris Scanlan

Sales Amy Atwood Imports

8.3

mercaptans. it's a flaw in wine, by winemaker and sommelier standards. this is a prime example, sadly. onion and burnt hair aromas... palate is much different than the nose, but the nose is a bit off-putting to want to actually enjoy it further....

mercaptans. it's a flaw in wine, by winemaker and sommelier standards. this is a prime example, sadly. onion and burnt hair aromas... palate is much different than the nose, but the nose is a bit off-putting to want to actually enjoy it further....

2 people found it helpfulNov 5th, 2015
Ed Motta

2002!!!!

2002!!!!

1 person found it helpfulMay 9th, 2015
Ben Walker / Caravin

Carpark Bobinet. Think I could live off any year of their Chenin and be happy/ill.

Carpark Bobinet. Think I could live off any year of their Chenin and be happy/ill.

May 16th, 2016
Marc On

Writer Originalverkorkt, Lobenbergs Gute Weine

8.7

Too green & primary. Would love to see this after some years in the cellar.

Too green & primary. Would love to see this after some years in the cellar.

Nov 30th, 2015
Cornelius Dönnhoff

Owner/Winemaker Weingut Dönnhoff

8.9

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Jun 22nd, 2014
Ian Staub

Outrageously reductive to a fault (mercaptans is what others are saying). Smells like you just opened a hundred year old sealed tomb where they buried green and yellow apples, honey combs, sheep’s milk cheese, and a few dozen pounds of sesame seeds. Palate is a bit cleaner with the aforementioned apples, bruised, and a delightful wooly texture. High acid keeps it drinkable. I’d never buy this vintage again but i learned something new today.

Outrageously reductive to a fault (mercaptans is what others are saying). Smells like you just opened a hundred year old sealed tomb where they buried green and yellow apples, honey combs, sheep’s milk cheese, and a few dozen pounds of sesame seeds. Palate is a bit cleaner with the aforementioned apples, bruised, and a delightful wooly texture. High acid keeps it drinkable. I’d never buy this vintage again but i learned something new today.

Jan 6th, 2019
David Tran

Really different than previous vintages.

Really different than previous vintages.

Jan 29th, 2019
Dave Montagne

First bottle at Chez Nous for 2018

First bottle at Chez Nous for 2018

Oct 20th, 2018
Riley O’Neill

Booking air bnbs, eating hush puppies, tulips going manic in the windy city

Booking air bnbs, eating hush puppies, tulips going manic in the windy city

May 16th, 2018