Damien Laureau

Le Bel Ouvrage Savennières Chenin Blanc

9.197 ratings
9.246 pro ratings
Savennières, Anjou-Saumur, Loire Valley, France
Chenin Blanc
Top Notes For
Josh Morgenthau

Knockout. All the Chenin-y floral elegance one wants with the cool, wintery air that makes Savennieres so wonderful and distinctive.

After about 5 days this is singing. Caramel butterscotch has joined the chorus.

Knockout. All the Chenin-y floral elegance one wants with the cool, wintery air that makes Savennieres so wonderful and distinctive.

After about 5 days this is singing. Caramel butterscotch has joined the chorus.

Oct 27th, 2021
Ryan Mullins

Developed but stunning

Developed but stunning

Mar 14th, 2021
Matt

This wine is just as delicious as the first time I tried it, aging glacially too 😋 Powerful, complex, balanced, texturally expansive and detailed, savory and singular. Love the clarity that binds it all together. Golden pear, pineapple, citron, salted lemon, citrus blossom, candied ginger, crushed leaves, white tea, spring honey, kiss of something vanilla, of a mouthful of wet stones.

This wine is just as delicious as the first time I tried it, aging glacially too 😋 Powerful, complex, balanced, texturally expansive and detailed, savory and singular. Love the clarity that binds it all together. Golden pear, pineapple, citron, salted lemon, citrus blossom, candied ginger, crushed leaves, white tea, spring honey, kiss of something vanilla, of a mouthful of wet stones.

Aug 18th, 2019
William Hughes

Killer nose! Chamomile, apple pie, Meyer lemon, ginger, bruised pear, and nutmeg. All carry through to the palate. The structure is seamless. Lip-smacking acidity and a clean mineral note are here, too. This wine feels like it flows through a clear beginning, middle, and finish.

Killer nose! Chamomile, apple pie, Meyer lemon, ginger, bruised pear, and nutmeg. All carry through to the palate. The structure is seamless. Lip-smacking acidity and a clean mineral note are here, too. This wine feels like it flows through a clear beginning, middle, and finish.

Nov 8th, 2018
Jorge Henriquez

Zachys Wine Auctions

8.5

Intoxicating nose. Sweet yellow fruit aromas and flavors are followed by a round mouthfeel and well-defined acidity.

Intoxicating nose. Sweet yellow fruit aromas and flavors are followed by a round mouthfeel and well-defined acidity.

3 people found it helpfulOct 26th, 2014
Neil McNally

Wow!!

Wow!!

1 person found it helpfulJan 19th, 2016
Ryan Mullins

Fantastically fat and deep mineral

Fantastically fat and deep mineral

Apr 1st, 2017
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.1

La paulée interlude

La paulée interlude

Mar 11th, 2017
Sheri Pattillo

Consulting Sommelier Texas Hill Country

8.9

Butterscotch and hazelnut precede spiced baked apple with ginger and nutmeg. Lanolin, wet stone, kerosene and lemon verbena round out the palate.

Butterscotch and hazelnut precede spiced baked apple with ginger and nutmeg. Lanolin, wet stone, kerosene and lemon verbena round out the palate.

Jan 30th, 2017
Matt

Back in my life. So happy about it! Let this hang out for a day and it has really came around. Poached quince, bergamot, pineapple, honeycomb, leaves, ginger, wet rocks, lanolin, marzipan, orange zest. Love the layers and approachability of this wine. Truly cerebral and exciting to drink.

Back in my life. So happy about it! Let this hang out for a day and it has really came around. Poached quince, bergamot, pineapple, honeycomb, leaves, ginger, wet rocks, lanolin, marzipan, orange zest. Love the layers and approachability of this wine. Truly cerebral and exciting to drink.

Nov 13th, 2016