Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain) Clos de L'Échelier Dampierre Sur Loire Saumur Chenin Blanc 2014

Ratings on Delectable

Matt Perlman Delectable Pro

Outstanding chenin. Ripe, musky nose, almost tropical, palate has oxidized green apple, salty lemon, some lanolin, creamy and waxy texture but vibrant and pure. Think this has plenty of energy to carry the second half of the bottle into day 2.

Outstanding chenin. Ripe, musky nose, almost tropical, palate has oxidized green apple, salty lemon, some lanolin, creamy and waxy texture but vibrant and pure. Think this has plenty of energy to carry the second half of the bottle into day 2.

9.3

Christine Havens Delectable Pro

Sourced from a small horse-plowed, biodynamically farmed two-hectare site, Clos de L'Echelier is blended from just two oval casks. The vines are seated in Turonian limestone, which gives Saumur Chenin's their characteristic minerality, which this bottle certainly has, though less pronounced than some I've tasted. The nose is endowed with expressive aromas of ripe pear, quince, and honeysuckle. On the palate, orchard fruit and subtle creaminess are bolstered by a singular, lithe and linear burst of acidity, which serves to add both freshness and lift.

Sourced from a small horse-plowed, biodynamically farmed two-hectare site, Clos de L'Echelier is blended from just two oval casks. The vines are seated in Turonian limestone, which gives Saumur Chenin's their characteristic minerality, which this bottle certainly has, though less pronounced than some I've tasted. The nose is endowed with expressive aromas of ripe pear, quince, and honeysuckle. On the palate, orchard fruit and subtle creaminess are bolstered by a singular, lithe and linear burst of acidity, which serves to add both freshness and lift.

9.1

Mark Allan

Musty on the nose with apple notes with some lemony waxy notes as well. Honey and lemon with white peaches and again a hint of some green apple. Lovely and clean wine :) Drank this accompanied with a home-made Nasi Goreng which went perfectly :)

Musty on the nose with apple notes with some lemony waxy notes as well. Honey and lemon with white peaches and again a hint of some green apple. Lovely and clean wine :) Drank this accompanied with a home-made Nasi Goreng which went perfectly :)

9.0

Jason Black

Nice Chenin! Needed a little time to open up, wish I saved some for tomorrow!

Nice Chenin! Needed a little time to open up, wish I saved some for tomorrow!

9.0

David Landrum

Skunky milkweed, grassy lemon, thought it was older than it was.

Skunky milkweed, grassy lemon, thought it was older than it was.

8.5

Serge Mismetti

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