Château d'Epiré

Cuvée Spéciale Savennières Chenin Blanc

8.9211 ratings
9.088 pro ratings
Savennières, 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
Aschwin de Wolf

Oxidation by accident or design? 2006 Savennieres. Clear light gold. Sherry, ripe apples, and faint caramel aroma. Sharp acids, lime, dry, with a slightly bitter finish. Not as complex as some of the yellow wines I love.

Oxidation by accident or design? 2006 Savennieres. Clear light gold. Sherry, ripe apples, and faint caramel aroma. Sharp acids, lime, dry, with a slightly bitter finish. Not as complex as some of the yellow wines I love.

Sep 23rd, 2020
Josh Morgenthau

Whoa... day 2 and I’ve changed my mind about this. Unremarkable on day 1. Now it’s exploding with candied lemon, beeswax and diesel.

Whoa... day 2 and I’ve changed my mind about this. Unremarkable on day 1. Now it’s exploding with candied lemon, beeswax and diesel.

Oct 17th, 2019
Allison Lyzenga

Medium lemon; medium plus intensity aromas of lemon, lime zest, lime blossom, kaffir lime leaves, resin, pine needles; dry, medium plus acid, medium alcohol, medium body, pronounced intensity flavors of lemon pith, lime zest, lime blossom, lime leaves, resin, bitterness on finish; long finish, Interesting flavors, good

Medium lemon; medium plus intensity aromas of lemon, lime zest, lime blossom, kaffir lime leaves, resin, pine needles; dry, medium plus acid, medium alcohol, medium body, pronounced intensity flavors of lemon pith, lime zest, lime blossom, lime leaves, resin, bitterness on finish; long finish, Interesting flavors, good

Apr 2nd, 2019
Anna Vocaturo

Beautiful gold color, candied pineapple, quince, wet wool, lemon, bees wax

Beautiful gold color, candied pineapple, quince, wet wool, lemon, bees wax

Feb 1st, 2019
Shawn R

Not for the faint of heart...Chenin Blanc aged in Chestnut barrels. First for me. Exotic nose of Candied Pineapple and crushed rocks. Linear across the palate. One trick pony.

Not for the faint of heart...Chenin Blanc aged in Chestnut barrels. First for me. Exotic nose of Candied Pineapple and crushed rocks. Linear across the palate. One trick pony.

Dec 16th, 2018
Emily Kresie-Harrington

2013 vintage. Good typicity. Bruised apple, overipe pear, wet wool, beeswax, green almonds.

2013 vintage. Good typicity. Bruised apple, overipe pear, wet wool, beeswax, green almonds.

Oct 31st, 2018
John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company

Typical, slight oxidation - not to the yummy stage yet.

Typical, slight oxidation - not to the yummy stage yet.

Oct 22nd, 2017
Nick Demos

Slipping out of Darkness!

Slipping out of Darkness!

Aug 21st, 2017
Christopher A. Weed

Director of Operations/Wine Specialist Spectrum Wine Auctions

9.1

Château d'Epiré Savennières Cuvée Spéciale 1995. Showing beautifully today.

Château d'Epiré Savennières Cuvée Spéciale 1995. Showing beautifully today.

2 people found it helpfulAug 26th, 2015
Kiley Baker

Certified Specialist of Wine/Educator/Owner of Wine Genie LLC

9.3

Magnificent steely dry Chenin Blanc. All day long. Loring Place, NYC

Magnificent steely dry Chenin Blanc. All day long. Loring Place, NYC

Jan 9th, 2017