Domaine des Baumard

Clos du Papillon Savennières Chenin Blanc

9.138 ratings
9.021 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
Ed Lehrman

Good but not great. I seem to have trouble hitting this wine at the right time.

Good but not great. I seem to have trouble hitting this wine at the right time.

Jun 13th, 2015
Blake Leja

Sommelier Prosecco Restaurant

9.1

Baumard Close du Papillon and Chx noodle soup!

Baumard Close du Papillon and Chx noodle soup!

Jan 26th, 2015
Web Bond

Softer, flatter than expected.
CoCo 500-SF

Softer, flatter than expected.
CoCo 500-SF

Jun 13th, 2014
Adrienne Stillman

Clos du Papillon Savennieres. Very interesting wine.

Clos du Papillon Savennieres. Very interesting wine.

Feb 22nd, 2014
Scott T

VP/Senior Wine Specialist Christie's

9.3

Served at 4th July last year @ Maureen's house. Good times.

Served at 4th July last year @ Maureen's house. Good times.

Jun 19th, 2013
Ryan Mullins

The richness and extract are hiding the acid but overall the wine is wonderful

The richness and extract are hiding the acid but overall the wine is wonderful

Aug 2nd, 2016
Chad Thompson

In a great place; will probably stay there for some time.

In a great place; will probably stay there for some time.

May 22nd, 2019
Michael Winterbottom

Savory triple cream Brie cheese, honey poured over tart lemons cut up. Jasmine rice, hazelnut/walnut. Florals come in last with orange blossom. Really tart at first and after about 12 hours it softens and opens up (had about half the bottle gone when it went to the fridge). With this age this wine would benifit from a decanting I think to really open the layers up. Just pour it all back in and give it about 20 minutes. Savennieres is always elevated alcohol (14%) so it finishes pretty dry. Producer usually keeps things below the 5-6 g/l range. I’m always skeptical at first but this wine wins me over in the end every time.

Savory triple cream Brie cheese, honey poured over tart lemons cut up. Jasmine rice, hazelnut/walnut. Florals come in last with orange blossom. Really tart at first and after about 12 hours it softens and opens up (had about half the bottle gone when it went to the fridge). With this age this wine would benifit from a decanting I think to really open the layers up. Just pour it all back in and give it about 20 minutes. Savennieres is always elevated alcohol (14%) so it finishes pretty dry. Producer usually keeps things below the 5-6 g/l range. I’m always skeptical at first but this wine wins me over in the end every time.

Sep 8th, 2018
Dave Kluz

Honeysuckle, violets with pear and golden delicious apple. Ground nuts and earthy cheese rind. Great length and cut.

Honeysuckle, violets with pear and golden delicious apple. Ground nuts and earthy cheese rind. Great length and cut.

Jun 28th, 2016
Stephen Osgood

rich & fat.

rich & fat.

Jun 18th, 2015