Domaine Patrick Baudouin

Savennières Chenin Blanc

9.16 ratings
9.12 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
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Shay A
9.0

It was Weston’s hosting today for the Wednesday Wine Committee and probably the most informative lunch to date. Though everything was tasted “blind” as usual, we were all given a list of grapes to choose from for the whites and the reds, since they were all meant to be very similar.

For the 3 whites, we were told there was one chenin Blanc, one grüner veltliner and one Albariño. So, basically no white wine I drink enough of to know much about. I knew Albariño to be a bit sweet in the finish, so it ruled this out. There was a very German/petrol nose on 2 which led me to Grüner, so by deduction, this has to be the chenin! ✔️

It was Weston’s hosting today for the Wednesday Wine Committee and probably the most informative lunch to date. Though everything was tasted “blind” as usual, we were all given a list of grapes to choose from for the whites and the reds, since they were all meant to be very similar.

For the 3 whites, we were told there was one chenin Blanc, one grüner veltliner and one Albariño. So, basically no white wine I drink enough of to know much about. I knew Albariño to be a bit sweet in the finish, so it ruled this out. There was a very German/petrol nose on 2 which led me to Grüner, so by deduction, this has to be the chenin! ✔️

Feb 7th, 2018
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.0

This is all mineral and texture, with surprisingly understated acidity (for Chenin). There's some quiet and underripe orchard fruit and just a whiff of honeycomb, but they're bit players to the rocks. I like it, and it was great with yellowtail crudo, but I have no idea whether or how this blossoms or develops in the future.

This is all mineral and texture, with surprisingly understated acidity (for Chenin). There's some quiet and underripe orchard fruit and just a whiff of honeycomb, but they're bit players to the rocks. I like it, and it was great with yellowtail crudo, but I have no idea whether or how this blossoms or develops in the future.

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