Château Yvonne

Saumur Chenin Blanc

9.317 ratings
9.34 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
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
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
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.2

Delicious chenin!

Delicious chenin!

Mar 13th, 2019
Matthew Cohen

Nose is sort of a tropical fruit compote. Pungent but elegant.

Palate is delicious ripe fruit. Wow. Would not guess Loire. Almost hubackery. Juicy. So succulent. Sleek lovely sexy texture.

As this opens you get that cheniny ness.

Not sure if this vintage is at all representative.

Huge juiciness on the finish.

Bought from fass selections.

Nose is sort of a tropical fruit compote. Pungent but elegant.

Palate is delicious ripe fruit. Wow. Would not guess Loire. Almost hubackery. Juicy. So succulent. Sleek lovely sexy texture.

As this opens you get that cheniny ness.

Not sure if this vintage is at all representative.

Huge juiciness on the finish.

Bought from fass selections.

Jan 2nd, 2021
See Taleggio

Caramel, rhubarb, green apples, dandelion flower. Slightly creamy and slightly honey. Love it

Caramel, rhubarb, green apples, dandelion flower. Slightly creamy and slightly honey. Love it

Jun 5th, 2019
Joel Hammett

Restaurant purchase at FIG in Charleston. Incredible depth and richness while still remaining light and zippy.

Restaurant purchase at FIG in Charleston. Incredible depth and richness while still remaining light and zippy.

Jun 2nd, 2018
Eric Brown

Eric had this 3 years ago

Eric had this 3 years ago

Feb 2nd, 2018
Alexander Robart

Alexander had this 10 months ago

Alexander had this 10 months ago

Jul 24th, 2020
Tee Bee

Tee had this a year ago

Tee had this a year ago

Jan 13th, 2020