Domaine Guiberteau

Saumur Chenin Blanc

9.1449 ratings
9.1143 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
Emily Kresie-Harrington

2020 vintage. Young and primary, with a definitive soapy/detergent-like character. Green apple, lemon syrup, small white flower, laundry detergent, hay, chamomile, green pear, chalk.

2020 vintage. Young and primary, with a definitive soapy/detergent-like character. Green apple, lemon syrup, small white flower, laundry detergent, hay, chamomile, green pear, chalk.

Jun 15th, 2022
Peter Sultan

A broad palate with all the lanolin, and waxy white fruits I associate to Chenin, but in a more feral & electric body. This vintage compared to 2019 tasted tamer in my mind, or it was just a bit closed ( no decant). Still, a producer I will always try to follow…

A broad palate with all the lanolin, and waxy white fruits I associate to Chenin, but in a more feral & electric body. This vintage compared to 2019 tasted tamer in my mind, or it was just a bit closed ( no decant). Still, a producer I will always try to follow…

Apr 22nd, 2022
Severn Goodwin

Fancy lunch with some dear friends.
No formal notes.

⚡ In your glass, smokey notes like good Puligny, but this is Chenin!

Fancy lunch with some dear friends.
No formal notes.

⚡ In your glass, smokey notes like good Puligny, but this is Chenin!

Dec 30th, 2021
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.2

Even the basic Saumur is ⚡️with age

Even the basic Saumur is ⚡️with age

Dec 18th, 2021
Matt

Has a chiseled and almost austere side with its high acid and reductive nerve, but the generous golden fruit on the palate and a hint of botrytis (to me) offer some openness and warm. Struck flint, golden orchard fruit, wool and ginger dominate. Subtle notes of leaves, white tea, and beautiful floral notes underneath. Pure, but still offering a nudge of Chenin funkiness.

Has a chiseled and almost austere side with its high acid and reductive nerve, but the generous golden fruit on the palate and a hint of botrytis (to me) offer some openness and warm. Struck flint, golden orchard fruit, wool and ginger dominate. Subtle notes of leaves, white tea, and beautiful floral notes underneath. Pure, but still offering a nudge of Chenin funkiness.

Dec 2nd, 2020
Brian S

Lemon, orange, wax, clove, green apple, pear

Lemon, orange, wax, clove, green apple, pear

Aug 8th, 2020
Matt Perlman

Delicious “basic” chenin bottling, refreshing and crisp, green apple and lemon with medium weight and some mineral accents. Very pleased and glad we didn’t go for a higher end choice only to be served out of plastic cups ;)

Delicious “basic” chenin bottling, refreshing and crisp, green apple and lemon with medium weight and some mineral accents. Very pleased and glad we didn’t go for a higher end choice only to be served out of plastic cups ;)

Jun 6th, 2020
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.8

Austere. Firm firm structure but lots of stuffing and very well made. Needs time.

Austere. Firm firm structure but lots of stuffing and very well made. Needs time.

May 31st, 2020
Emmanuel Cazes

Dur à identifier sur année chaude, mais frais au nez et mûr en bouche, super!

Dur à identifier sur année chaude, mais frais au nez et mûr en bouche, super!

Oct 2nd, 2019
Alex Hill

Bruised apple and mineral

Bruised apple and mineral

Feb 11th, 2019