Château Yvonne

Saumur Chenin Blanc

9.2211 ratings
9.359 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
Fredrik Finn

Chateau Yvonne Blanc 2018: Despite being youthful with a very bright future ahead is so moreish and delicious in its infant stage. Serve 10-12 degrees in your large burgundy glasses and even better after some time in the decanter. And most importantly, make sure to get som while its still available.

Dense concentration on the nose with grilled lemon, ripe peaches and nectarines, honey, blossom a very integrated oak profile and a chalky minerality.
A piercing and electric acidity dominates the palate and cuts through and brings balance to the a full body with a waxy and creamy viscosity. Pronounced flavour intensity with full presence through the complex mid plate. There is definitely a long and very serious finish but falls short from being a hall of famer.

A very smart craftmanship from the artisanal organic and biodynamic Chateau Yvonne, the Saumur Blanc went through malolactic fermenation and spent 12 months in oak (20%) new

Chateau Yvonne Blanc 2018: Despite being youthful with a very bright future ahead is so moreish and delicious in its infant stage. Serve 10-12 degrees in your large burgundy glasses and even better after some time in the decanter. And most importantly, make sure to get som while its still available.

Dense concentration on the nose with grilled lemon, ripe peaches and nectarines, honey, blossom a very integrated oak profile and a chalky minerality.
A piercing and electric acidity dominates the palate and cuts through and brings balance to the a full body with a waxy and creamy viscosity. Pronounced flavour intensity with full presence through the complex mid plate. There is definitely a long and very serious finish but falls short from being a hall of famer.

A very smart craftmanship from the artisanal organic and biodynamic Chateau Yvonne, the Saumur Blanc went through malolactic fermenation and spent 12 months in oak (20%) new

Feb 21st, 2021
Matt Lasater

Damp earth, chesnut, witch hazel, spring flowers, spring greens, crisp pear, lemon peel, quinche, salted ham, flint, green tea. A riot of acid and waxy chenin richness, impeccable balance. First time getting this wine in the glass with some bottle age 😍

Damp earth, chesnut, witch hazel, spring flowers, spring greens, crisp pear, lemon peel, quinche, salted ham, flint, green tea. A riot of acid and waxy chenin richness, impeccable balance. First time getting this wine in the glass with some bottle age 😍

Nov 14th, 2020
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.3

The ‘15 was good, but the ‘16 is LIGHTS OUT

The ‘15 was good, but the ‘16 is LIGHTS OUT

Apr 28th, 2020
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.1

Chenin for those who like rich white burgundies.

Chenin for those who like rich white burgundies.

Mar 8th, 2020
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Lovely pure nose, almonds, smells the acid, pear, ripe but also hugely mineral, juicy, high acid and refined. Salty and very complex finish. Huge huge acid.

Lovely pure nose, almonds, smells the acid, pear, ripe but also hugely mineral, juicy, high acid and refined. Salty and very complex finish. Huge huge acid.

Aug 16th, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

Great wine. Terrific purity, nutty, iodine, hazelnuts, almonds, sickness, hint of wax, ocean spray, sick nose. Palate is so dense and intense. Pure and deep. Textured and dense. Energy up the wazoo. Stunning length. Wow.

Great wine. Terrific purity, nutty, iodine, hazelnuts, almonds, sickness, hint of wax, ocean spray, sick nose. Palate is so dense and intense. Pure and deep. Textured and dense. Energy up the wazoo. Stunning length. Wow.

Jul 22nd, 2019
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.2

Delicious chenin!

Delicious chenin!

Mar 13th, 2019
Stephen Solaka

Explosion of honey, minerals and acidity. Beast.

Explosion of honey, minerals and acidity. Beast.

May 31st, 2018
Michael Morris

Wine Director The Park Café

9.2

Huge but still tons of lift. Beautiful wine

Huge but still tons of lift. Beautiful wine

Dec 13th, 2017
John McCarroll

Sales Rowan Imports

9.3

Lovely but a bruiser

Lovely but a bruiser

Nov 17th, 2017