Domaine des Baumard

Clos du Papillon Savennières Chenin Blanc

9.1306 ratings
9.1119 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
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The 2006 Clos du Papillon is made in a relaxed and rounded style with a creamy, silken texture with tarte tatin-like flavors of apple, pastry and honey. Initially the wine was like a teenager, but over time, it has taken on additional complexity. It might not be the most powerful of vintages, but it provides a lot of pleasure and increasing nuance. It's drinking well now and offers savory characters, but thanks to its taut line of acidity, it isn't going anywhere. (Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous, September 2022)

The 2006 Clos du Papillon is made in a relaxed and rounded style with a creamy, silken texture with tarte tatin-like flavors of apple, pastry and honey. Initially the wine was like a teenager, but over time, it has taken on additional complexity. It might not be the most powerful of vintages, but it provides a lot of pleasure and increasing nuance. It's drinking well now and offers savory characters, but thanks to its taut line of acidity, it isn't going anywhere. (Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous, September 2022)

Sep 16th, 2022
Josh Morgenthau

Classic Savennieres balance . Floral, some white pepper spice and phenolic grip. Fairly dry, tart. Not so much of the concentrated lightning quality of the best dry Savennières. But after a week in the fridge this is divine.

Classic Savennieres balance . Floral, some white pepper spice and phenolic grip. Fairly dry, tart. Not so much of the concentrated lightning quality of the best dry Savennières. But after a week in the fridge this is divine.

Dec 7th, 2021
Tor Kenward

Petrol acid Big Chenin presence. It all comes together. 2002 vintage.

Petrol acid Big Chenin presence. It all comes together. 2002 vintage.

Sep 14th, 2020
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

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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