Domaine Laffourcade

Savennières Chenin Blanc

8.850 ratings
8.624 pro ratings
Savennières, Anjou-Saumur, Loire Valley, France
Chenin Blanc
Top Notes For
Ellen Clifford

Okay now this is what I want quality for price also just all over. Well in a Chenin pyramid I’d put it way over the last Savennières I reviewed but think I’ve had better but DAMN I’d Choose it. With a capital C so that’s commitment from a writer. Not the most complex but just pleasant acid, fruit and pebbles without being Fruity Pebbles I think? Haven’t had that in a minute. But even if simple it is balanced. It’s like dating someone someone who isn’t deep but is...sane? Versus the one that tries your wits but fascinates. This wine is not yet my boyfriend but I don’t regret a single date with it.

Okay now this is what I want quality for price also just all over. Well in a Chenin pyramid I’d put it way over the last Savennières I reviewed but think I’ve had better but DAMN I’d Choose it. With a capital C so that’s commitment from a writer. Not the most complex but just pleasant acid, fruit and pebbles without being Fruity Pebbles I think? Haven’t had that in a minute. But even if simple it is balanced. It’s like dating someone someone who isn’t deep but is...sane? Versus the one that tries your wits but fascinates. This wine is not yet my boyfriend but I don’t regret a single date with it.

Jan 4th, 2019
Maggie Harrison

baked exotic fruits, creme de banana, vanilla bean. showing some tertiary aged flavors nicely. Creamy

baked exotic fruits, creme de banana, vanilla bean. showing some tertiary aged flavors nicely. Creamy

Jul 31st, 2018
Lee Lightfoot

Like baskin robins mint chocolate chip ice cream. Fucking weird.

Like baskin robins mint chocolate chip ice cream. Fucking weird.

1 person found it helpfulMay 29th, 2016
Cyrus Limón

One of the stranger white wines I've tasted. Spearmint gum on the nose and bubblegum on the finish. But I kinda like it.

One of the stranger white wines I've tasted. Spearmint gum on the nose and bubblegum on the finish. But I kinda like it.

Jul 11th, 2016
Thibaut Marquis

Region Manager East, CRU Selections Terlato Wines International

8.8

Great chenin! Fresh. Easy. Good acidity

Great chenin! Fresh. Easy. Good acidity

Oct 16th, 2015
Bart Hansen - Dane Cellars

Earthy, then moving into mushrooms, wet cement, big round mouth with balanced acid.

Earthy, then moving into mushrooms, wet cement, big round mouth with balanced acid.

Jul 17th, 2015
David Gissen

Fun

Jan 25th, 2015
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

8.7

2011.

2011.

Oct 22nd, 2014
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

7.8

Very subtle nose. Some red apple and a dairy-like finish.

Very subtle nose. Some red apple and a dairy-like finish.

Mar 18th, 2014
Austin Beeman

Dry peach. Creamy mouthfeel.

Dry peach. Creamy mouthfeel.

Mar 5th, 2014