Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

L'Insolite Saumur Chenin Blanc

9.1145 ratings
9.143 pro ratings
Saumur, 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
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Big Chenin nose. Some lemon lime but tons of almonds. Saline and very mineral as well. Complex and so juicy with a bit of a swimming pool thing going on but in the best way possible. So clean. Really nice fruit and then the acid blasts you. Structure is on point. Terrific contrasts.

Big Chenin nose. Some lemon lime but tons of almonds. Saline and very mineral as well. Complex and so juicy with a bit of a swimming pool thing going on but in the best way possible. So clean. Really nice fruit and then the acid blasts you. Structure is on point. Terrific contrasts.

Aug 30th, 2018
Diana Eng

Minerals and acid, but a roundness and texture that coats the tongue on the finish. Anjou pears, apples, slightly underripe, white tea notes.

Minerals and acid, but a roundness and texture that coats the tongue on the finish. Anjou pears, apples, slightly underripe, white tea notes.

Jul 26th, 2018
Ian Staub

Brought to enjoy at my favorite Indian restaurant. Ripe, almost bruised apple, lemon zest, and ginger. Great acidity would carry this for several more years if I had the patience. Dry, but still stood up nicely to the intense spiciness of the meal.

Brought to enjoy at my favorite Indian restaurant. Ripe, almost bruised apple, lemon zest, and ginger. Great acidity would carry this for several more years if I had the patience. Dry, but still stood up nicely to the intense spiciness of the meal.

Apr 28th, 2018
Izek Jasper

Minerality defined. Loved this.

Minerality defined. Loved this.

Mar 11th, 2018
Ian Staub

Super ripe, almost oxidative apple and stone fruit, candied ginger, honey, florals and petrol. Palate is consumed by tart apple and a round, persistent acidity. Medium+ body and a long acid-driven finish. Wish I had more to age, very interesting, delicious stuff.

Super ripe, almost oxidative apple and stone fruit, candied ginger, honey, florals and petrol. Palate is consumed by tart apple and a round, persistent acidity. Medium+ body and a long acid-driven finish. Wish I had more to age, very interesting, delicious stuff.

Dec 5th, 2017
Web Bond

Pheasant Noodle Soup

Pheasant Noodle Soup

1 person found it helpfulFeb 20th, 2018
Pascaline Lepeltier, MS

Master Sommelier, Wine Director Rouge Tomate New York

9.4

Out of magnum, very young showing with a pristine acidity - oak very well balanced - very limestone

Out of magnum, very young showing with a pristine acidity - oak very well balanced - very limestone

1 person found it helpfulJun 16th, 2015
Bryan Garcia

Sales Grand Cru Selections

8.0

😕...lean & mean. Where is the love?

😕...lean & mean. Where is the love?

1 person found it helpfulDec 29th, 2014
John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company

Nice - out of the box but expressed it's grape.

Nice - out of the box but expressed it's grape.

1 person found it helpfulMay 23rd, 2014
Christian Termini

Elegantemente dice la sua! Ottimo qualità prezzo!

Elegantemente dice la sua! Ottimo qualità prezzo!

1 person found it helpfulNov 8th, 2013