Domaine aux Moines

Savennières-Roche aux Moines Chenin Blanc

9.1149 ratings
9.154 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
Austin Hohnke

Another beautiful Chenin drinking quite well. Loads of honey. Deep golden color. Hard to beat this for the money.

Another beautiful Chenin drinking quite well. Loads of honey. Deep golden color. Hard to beat this for the money.

May 11th, 2019
Shay A
9.2

Jack & Arden put together a wonderful evening of delicious food and great wines, and a few of us attendees contributed some bottles to enjoy as well. Great night!

Served blind and probably the most difficult bottle to guess of the night. It was very honeyed up front, with orange blossom and apricot. Acidity was quite low. I ended up guessing Savenniere, but have to credit Dan for being the one to suggest it.

Jack & Arden put together a wonderful evening of delicious food and great wines, and a few of us attendees contributed some bottles to enjoy as well. Great night!

Served blind and probably the most difficult bottle to guess of the night. It was very honeyed up front, with orange blossom and apricot. Acidity was quite low. I ended up guessing Savenniere, but have to credit Dan for being the one to suggest it.

Dec 17th, 2018
Tommy Pace

Woah. Oily, rich, woolly, cool bottle for stupid cheap.

Woah. Oily, rich, woolly, cool bottle for stupid cheap.

2 people found it helpfulJun 27th, 2015
Nicole Hakli

Sommelier The NoMad Restaurant

10

Earthy and dried honey! Best value at The Modern!

Earthy and dried honey! Best value at The Modern!

2 people found it helpfulOct 18th, 2014
Jordana Giovannoni

I would love to explore Savennieres deeper. This was a beautiful wine with age and at a great price at Pearl and Ash in NYC.

I would love to explore Savennieres deeper. This was a beautiful wine with age and at a great price at Pearl and Ash in NYC.

2 people found it helpfulMay 26th, 2014
Gareth Tilley

At Green Man and French Horn. Still tasting good but probably past its best. A bit hollow but still nutty and with an attractive honeycomb edge.

At Green Man and French Horn. Still tasting good but probably past its best. A bit hollow but still nutty and with an attractive honeycomb edge.

2 people found it helpfulApr 29th, 2014
John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company

1999 - typically bronzed at 17 years old - nutty and dried fruit aromas - a little tint of botrytis honey makes it seem like it will sweet - but dry and lengthy taste. Great bargain @28 retail

1999 - typically bronzed at 17 years old - nutty and dried fruit aromas - a little tint of botrytis honey makes it seem like it will sweet - but dry and lengthy taste. Great bargain @28 retail

1 person found it helpfulSep 15th, 2016
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.0

Burnished gold. Walnuts, peanut skins and honeycomb. There's a bit of honeyed quince, but the palate is mostly dried out, though I've had other bottles that still showed more fruit. Austere but compelling in that old dry Chenin sort of way - geeky enjoyment, as opposed to the fleshier examples which have provided more pleasure.

N.B. This took at least two hours in the decanter to stir, on opening it seemed DOA.

Burnished gold. Walnuts, peanut skins and honeycomb. There's a bit of honeyed quince, but the palate is mostly dried out, though I've had other bottles that still showed more fruit. Austere but compelling in that old dry Chenin sort of way - geeky enjoyment, as opposed to the fleshier examples which have provided more pleasure.

N.B. This took at least two hours in the decanter to stir, on opening it seemed DOA.

1 person found it helpfulMar 10th, 2016
Rachel Macalisang

Lead Sommelier - The Bazaar by José Andrés

9.5

1999

1999

1 person found it helpfulMar 30th, 2015
Michael Wilson

Savennières forever and ever

Savennières forever and ever

1 person found it helpfulJun 6th, 2014