Thierry Germain & Michel Chevré

Clos de l'Ecotards Saumur Chenin Blanc

9.283 ratings
9.235 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
Drew Summers

Sales Northampton Wines

9.2

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Jul 3rd, 2020
Mark Eastom

Honey, wet wool, apricot/peach, floral, funk and great acid. Was so good!

Honey, wet wool, apricot/peach, floral, funk and great acid. Was so good!

Jun 23rd, 2020
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Lemon, sweet Meyer lemon, lemon cake, almond paste, minerals upon minerals, so clean and exuberant. Fresh and lively with intense lemon and lime fruit and some terrific green apple. Juicy and so clean. So much acid and grip. Balanced and long. Finishes salty.

Lemon, sweet Meyer lemon, lemon cake, almond paste, minerals upon minerals, so clean and exuberant. Fresh and lively with intense lemon and lime fruit and some terrific green apple. Juicy and so clean. So much acid and grip. Balanced and long. Finishes salty.

May 21st, 2020
Veronica Castro

That was freaking good!! Wow. Beautiful fruit, racy, full on the mid palate lots of orchard fruits medium-dense texture, and with great backbone. Loved this.

That was freaking good!! Wow. Beautiful fruit, racy, full on the mid palate lots of orchard fruits medium-dense texture, and with great backbone. Loved this.

2 people found it helpfulJun 10th, 2016
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

Holy Chenin! Chenin in 2015 in Loire is unreal. Maybe best young vintage since 2002. This is ridiculous. Awesome Riesling crystalline quality nose of lemon peel, minerals, fresh cut almonds, some wet hay. Palate is even more Riesling-esque. Stunning palate. Just perfect. Balance is extraordinary as is the crystalline quality. So mineral, long and juicy with a sense of serious underlying material and density. Stunning sappy and authoritative flavors command your attention on the finish. The finish lasts for minutes. I can't believe how stunning this is.

Holy Chenin! Chenin in 2015 in Loire is unreal. Maybe best young vintage since 2002. This is ridiculous. Awesome Riesling crystalline quality nose of lemon peel, minerals, fresh cut almonds, some wet hay. Palate is even more Riesling-esque. Stunning palate. Just perfect. Balance is extraordinary as is the crystalline quality. So mineral, long and juicy with a sense of serious underlying material and density. Stunning sappy and authoritative flavors command your attention on the finish. The finish lasts for minutes. I can't believe how stunning this is.

1 person found it helpfulJul 11th, 2017
Matthew Cohen

Needs an hour to open up. Great juiciness. Green element is there. Especially on the nose. Great finish though.

Needs an hour to open up. Great juiciness. Green element is there. Especially on the nose. Great finish though.

1 person found it helpfulAug 31st, 2016
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Wow. Stunning. Nose of lemons, grilled nuts, no waxiness, super mineral and so deep. Insane aromas. Outrageous acidity and such clarity and authority to the flavors. Juicy and lean. Delicate and so long. Beautiful wine. So good today.

Wow. Stunning. Nose of lemons, grilled nuts, no waxiness, super mineral and so deep. Insane aromas. Outrageous acidity and such clarity and authority to the flavors. Juicy and lean. Delicate and so long. Beautiful wine. So good today.

Feb 10th, 2017
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.2

Sick nuts and honey. Great complexity and acidity. Depth and balance.

Sick nuts and honey. Great complexity and acidity. Depth and balance.

Apr 9th, 2016
Bradford White

Not sure how this sort of zest and diesel got in my glass but apparently it's Chenin Blanc.

Not sure how this sort of zest and diesel got in my glass but apparently it's Chenin Blanc.

Oct 15th, 2015
Filippo Calabresi

Winemaker Tenimenti d'Alessandro

9.3

dense& intense. so variegated in its simplicity.

dense& intense. so variegated in its simplicity.

Jun 22nd, 2015