Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Clos Romans Saumur Chenin Blanc

9.376 ratings
9.526 pro ratings
Saumur-Champigny, 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
Josh Morgenthau

Mind-boggling confectionary aromas; part cotton candy, part spiced treat in a Moroccan bazaar. Then citrus, quince and vanilla cream. Palate is pure energy. Ripping acid, endless concentration. The vinous equivalent of seeing god?

Need to check in 15 years.

Mind-boggling confectionary aromas; part cotton candy, part spiced treat in a Moroccan bazaar. Then citrus, quince and vanilla cream. Palate is pure energy. Ripping acid, endless concentration. The vinous equivalent of seeing god?

Need to check in 15 years.

Jun 24th, 2021
Matt Perlman

Holy hell. Acidity off the charts, lemon, green apple, spring meadow, sea salt, marzipan. This could age forever on its acidity but absolutely irresistible now. I killed half the bottle without even thinking about it while cooking.

Holy hell. Acidity off the charts, lemon, green apple, spring meadow, sea salt, marzipan. This could age forever on its acidity but absolutely irresistible now. I killed half the bottle without even thinking about it while cooking.

May 18th, 2021
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.6

On roof with friends in the rain. Get me that goddamn vaccine. No formal notes.

On roof with friends in the rain. Get me that goddamn vaccine. No formal notes.

Apr 1st, 2021
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.6

This is really top top Chenin

This is really top top Chenin

Apr 26th, 2019
Mark Eastom

So good.. all you can ask for in a Chenin. Full round fruit notes, waxy, wet wool, big while being soft and light, with screaming acidity. Really opened up with a bit of time. Thanks Doug!

So good.. all you can ask for in a Chenin. Full round fruit notes, waxy, wet wool, big while being soft and light, with screaming acidity. Really opened up with a bit of time. Thanks Doug!

Aug 16th, 2018
Pascaline Lepeltier, MS

Master Sommelier, Wine Director Rouge Tomate New York

9.4

Thierry Germain keeps on improving - age worthy chenin

Thierry Germain keeps on improving - age worthy chenin

4 people found it helpfulSep 3rd, 2014
Matthew Cohen

Wow. Packs a huge whallop. Huge acidity and great fruit. Terrific producer. Bought from Fass selections.

Wow. Packs a huge whallop. Huge acidity and great fruit. Terrific producer. Bought from Fass selections.

2 people found it helpfulNov 5th, 2016
Parag Lalit

Just gorgeous. Brézé meets Corton Charlemagne. Serious serious wine. Less than 550 produced on own grafted vines.

Just gorgeous. Brézé meets Corton Charlemagne. Serious serious wine. Less than 550 produced on own grafted vines.

1 person found it helpfulDec 16th, 2014
John Osborne

Wine Director Raoul's

9.8

Absolutely gorgeous dry Chenin from Thierry Germain, impeccable balance of minerality, fruit and savory flavors with an endless finish. Best at cellar temp or warmer.

Absolutely gorgeous dry Chenin from Thierry Germain, impeccable balance of minerality, fruit and savory flavors with an endless finish. Best at cellar temp or warmer.

1 person found it helpfulOct 21st, 2013
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.6

God this is goose. Wide open. Layered nose of grilled nuts and almost a Rieslingesque minerality. So deep and airy. Ridiculous power and concentration yet light as a feather. Complex and so juicy. Seems so easy to drink but is deceptively complex.

God this is goose. Wide open. Layered nose of grilled nuts and almost a Rieslingesque minerality. So deep and airy. Ridiculous power and concentration yet light as a feather. Complex and so juicy. Seems so easy to drink but is deceptively complex.

Nov 4th, 2016