Domaine des Baumard

Clos du Papillon Savennières Chenin Blanc

9.311 ratings
9.15 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
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
Franck Gestin

Orange, pear, white flowers - very subtle

Orange, pear, white flowers - very subtle

Jul 30th, 2014
Joshua Thomas

Wine Director/Sommelier Prospect Restaurant SF

9.3

Fresh and vibrant. Has the characteristics of a young wine but with more balance.

Fresh and vibrant. Has the characteristics of a young wine but with more balance.

Apr 8th, 2014
Jackie Smith

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Nov 20th, 2017
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Mar 31st, 2015
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