Domaine des Baumard

Clos du Papillon Savennières Chenin Blanc

9.0284 ratings
9.1114 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
Sipping Fine Wine

In 1953, Jean Baumard acquired vineyard in Quarts de Chaume, in 1968, purchased substantial acreage in Savennieres. Today Jean’s son, Florent, manages the winery. Aromas of green fruits, floral and flinty notes. On the palate green apple, pear, melon and slight nutty flavors, well balanced with acidity. Medium+ length ending, no fluttering with fresh juicy mineral, just like the butterfly on the label! Aging well, had a ‘15 about a year ago!

In 1953, Jean Baumard acquired vineyard in Quarts de Chaume, in 1968, purchased substantial acreage in Savennieres. Today Jean’s son, Florent, manages the winery. Aromas of green fruits, floral and flinty notes. On the palate green apple, pear, melon and slight nutty flavors, well balanced with acidity. Medium+ length ending, no fluttering with fresh juicy mineral, just like the butterfly on the label! Aging well, had a ‘15 about a year ago!

May 5th, 2020
Lee Pitofsky

Pairing

Pairing

Feb 24th, 2020
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2011 / elderflower, tropical fruits. Very refined chenin blanc. Rich, elegance and complexity. To sip this wine makes me happy at once. Instantaneous!

Vintage 2011 / elderflower, tropical fruits. Very refined chenin blanc. Rich, elegance and complexity. To sip this wine makes me happy at once. Instantaneous!

Nov 5th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

In 1953, Jean Baumard acquired vineyard in Quarts de Chaume, in 1968, purchased substantial acreage in Savennieres. Today Jean’s son, Florent, manages the winery. Aromas of green fruits, floral and flinty notes. On the palate green apple, pear, melon and slight nutty flavors, well balanced with acidity. Medium+ length ending, no fluttering with fresh juicy mineral, just like the butterfly on the label! Will age well if you can resist opening.

In 1953, Jean Baumard acquired vineyard in Quarts de Chaume, in 1968, purchased substantial acreage in Savennieres. Today Jean’s son, Florent, manages the winery. Aromas of green fruits, floral and flinty notes. On the palate green apple, pear, melon and slight nutty flavors, well balanced with acidity. Medium+ length ending, no fluttering with fresh juicy mineral, just like the butterfly on the label! Will age well if you can resist opening.

Aug 13th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

In 1953, Jean Baumard acquired vineyard in Quarts de Chaume, in 1968, purchased substantial acreage in Savennieres. Today Jean’s son, Florent, manages the winery. Aromas of green fruits, floral and flinty notes. On the palate green apple, pear, melon and slight nutty flavors, well balanced with acidity. Medium+ length ending with a juicy mineral character. Tasting Sample.

In 1953, Jean Baumard acquired vineyard in Quarts de Chaume, in 1968, purchased substantial acreage in Savennieres. Today Jean’s son, Florent, manages the winery. Aromas of green fruits, floral and flinty notes. On the palate green apple, pear, melon and slight nutty flavors, well balanced with acidity. Medium+ length ending with a juicy mineral character. Tasting Sample.

Jul 17th, 2019
Matt Ryan

Brilliant Chenin from an awesome producer. It’s getting nutty. From magnum.

Brilliant Chenin from an awesome producer. It’s getting nutty. From magnum.

Jan 29th, 2018
Izek Jasper

In a fashionable region, Domaine des Baumards seems out of fashion. The '05 Clos du Papillon remains compelling. Fresh and lifted with a salinity that permeates the nose and palate. A very clear, dry and lengthy Chenin with ever-so-slightly woolen texture. Worth noting that this is bottled under Stelvin. I believe that '05 may be the first vintage that Baumard abandoned cork. An '04 Savenièrres I opened recently was under cork, and not nearly as fresh.

In a fashionable region, Domaine des Baumards seems out of fashion. The '05 Clos du Papillon remains compelling. Fresh and lifted with a salinity that permeates the nose and palate. A very clear, dry and lengthy Chenin with ever-so-slightly woolen texture. Worth noting that this is bottled under Stelvin. I believe that '05 may be the first vintage that Baumard abandoned cork. An '04 Savenièrres I opened recently was under cork, and not nearly as fresh.

Oct 23rd, 2017
Chris Morgan

Sommelier The Oceanaire Seafood Room

9.0

Magnum

Magnum

Aug 13th, 2017
Jasmine Hirsch

Sales & Marketing Hirsch Vineyards, founder In Pursuit of Balance

9.4

Birth year Baumard last night. I need more butterflies in my life.

Birth year Baumard last night. I need more butterflies in my life.

5 people found it helpfulSep 14th, 2014
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.0

Evolved but still super-fresh with dried stone fruits and ripe citrus and white floral scents. Lively palate, with great balance, drive and minerality. Another five years should do wonders with this one. 92+

Evolved but still super-fresh with dried stone fruits and ripe citrus and white floral scents. Lively palate, with great balance, drive and minerality. Another five years should do wonders with this one. 92+

3 people found it helpfulDec 28th, 2013