Domaine des Baumard Savennières Chenin Blanc 2012

$21.99

Savennieres, just across the river from the sweet wine region of Cote du Layon, is one of the great sites for dry Chenin Blanc. This is a brilliant introduction to the style. Exotic aromas of peach, tart pear, green plum, honey suckle and crushed herb lead to bold flavors of peach, quince, honey, and bitter herb. Rich and nicely dense but bone dry through the long, wildly complex, finish.

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Sean Genn Delectable Pro

Wet wool, orange peel, bitter almond. The bitterness is persistent on the finish.

Wet wool, orange peel, bitter almond. The bitterness is persistent on the finish.

8.7

boyd pearson Delectable Pro

@Ryan O'Connor you inspired me to get my chenin on for national escargot day. (Had some oysters with it too.)

@Ryan O'Connor you inspired me to get my chenin on for national escargot day. (Had some oysters with it too.)

8.9

Marc Stein Delectable Pro

Tasted blind with tacos, couldn't have been more far off. Came back to it the next day and was pretty close. Bruised apple, texture, slightly oxidized, really good.

Tasted blind with tacos, couldn't have been more far off. Came back to it the next day and was pretty close. Bruised apple, texture, slightly oxidized, really good.

Lee Hill

Not very characterful at all. Beyond a nice acidity there isn't much fruit to speak of either on the nose or for flavor. Might just prefer chenin blanc when off-dry but this was underwhelming

Not very characterful at all. Beyond a nice acidity there isn't much fruit to speak of either on the nose or for flavor. Might just prefer chenin blanc when off-dry but this was underwhelming

7.7

Allison Lyzenga

Tons of mineral on the nose; bright acid on the palette; citrus and mineral flavors, funk, wet wool, tart green apple; subtle perfume on finish

Tons of mineral on the nose; bright acid on the palette; citrus and mineral flavors, funk, wet wool, tart green apple; subtle perfume on finish

8.7

Josh Shields

Lemon, very light peach, mineral, crisp acidity, some funk as it reaches room temp.

Lemon, very light peach, mineral, crisp acidity, some funk as it reaches room temp.

9.0

Adam Rbe

Nicely made classic Savennières. Nose of wet rocks, beeswax and lemon zest. Minerality, lemon zest, focused acidity in the mouth. Medium-long finish.

Nicely made classic Savennières. Nose of wet rocks, beeswax and lemon zest. Minerality, lemon zest, focused acidity in the mouth. Medium-long finish.

8.9

Al Shikoh

Light straw color with apple and cheese rind on the nose. Dry, light bodied, and energetic on the palate. Has been under screwcap enclosure.

Light straw color with apple and cheese rind on the nose. Dry, light bodied, and energetic on the palate. Has been under screwcap enclosure.

8.6

David Lee

Pretty floral, creamy nose with a hint of barnyard. Full bodied and silky with long clean finish. Solid value.

Pretty floral, creamy nose with a hint of barnyard. Full bodied and silky with long clean finish. Solid value.

8.8

Catherine McAnney

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