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

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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

Dustin Soiseth Delectable Pro

Sales Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

Tightly wound Chenin fruit with the acidity and spine of 1er Cru Chablis. Wow. #cheninagins

Tightly wound Chenin fruit with the acidity and spine of 1er Cru Chablis. Wow. #cheninagins

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

Location

  • 981 Sibley Memorial Highway
    Lilydale, MN 55118

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 10am-9pm

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