Saumur Champigny, Anjou Saumur

Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

La Marginale Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2019

Medium deep ruby with quite narrow violet pink rim . Aromatic on the nose crunchy cassis , blackberry , and slate . On the palate fresh summer pudding fruits , spicy with black pepper notes , mineral , quite strict and refreshing acidity . Leaves the palate very clean and refreshed, no excess sweetness or flesh on the palate . Ripe but slightly gritty tannin . Ok length. Drink now and over the next 5 years . — 4 days ago

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Domaine des Baumard

Savennières Chenin Blanc 2015

Quite nice. Medium gold color. Medium plus depth. Lemongrass, butter, popcorn, and camomile. Great QPR and Wine Spectator recommendation. — a month ago

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Thibaud Boudignon

Les Fougerais Savennières Chenin Blanc 2015

Cathy Corison
9.0

Felicia Woytak/ Grandes Dames. WIW. My 1st, group 3rd. Tad sweet. Complex. Good intensity — 18 days ago

Château du Hureau

Tuffe Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2021

Medium ruby color. Aromas and flavors of red and black raspberry, fresh herbs, bell pepper, tobacco and wet loam. Chalky texture (Fermented in concrete?) and a meaty quality. Tannins are smooth and well integrated. Round mouthfeel. Nicely rustic and complex. — 19 days ago

Clos Rougeard

Les Poyeux Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc 2008

Gor
9.5

Incredible wine. Slightly restrained nose of blackberries, cranberries, bell pepper, roses, baking spice, hint of pine and smoke. Wonderful persistence in mid palate. Fully dissolved tannins that carry the impression for more than a minute. Good shit. — a month ago

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Nicolas Joly

Clos de la Coulée de Serrant Savennières Chenin Blanc 2020

Medium gold, the nose explodes with precise aromas of honeysuckle, jasmine, lemon balm, white peach, yellow apple, nectarine, orange zest, pineapple, crushed rocks and a pinch of matcha. Bone dry and full-bodied, with a soft texture and bracing acidity, the 2020 Clos de la Coulée de Serrant from grand master Nicolas Joly closes with a long, lingering finish. This energetic wine is heavily loaded with fruit concentration and complexity, yet it has a striking freshness to it. Spectacular! Drink now until 2050. — a month ago

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Daniel M

I was considering opening a 2018 on Saturday. You might have convinced me to go along with that plan next weekend then 😊
Nicolas Greinacher

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Nice! But I can’t say if the 2018 is as approachable as was 2020 today.

Domaine Guiberteau

Les Moulins Saumur Chenin Blanc 2020

Quite a nice chenin. Flinty. Balanced. Slightly less mouthfeel than I expected, but still carries through. — 13 days ago

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Nicolas Joly

Clos de la Bergerie Savennières Roche aux Moines Chenin Blanc 2014

Okay, so there are haters out there that don’t appreciate Joly’s approach to winemaking and question his vineyard practices. Something about his commitment to biodynamics and not doing his vineyards justice. Well, people are entitled their opinions and if those opinions keep his wines away from some people, that’s okay because it just means more for me. The 2014 Clos de la Bergerie is a wine of tremendous soul. For the uninitiated, it’s going to bend the mind. Visually, it pours an almost alarming, burnished gold color that is slightly turbid. On the nose and the palate, it’s a wonder. Bruised apples, marmalade, honeysuckle, lanolin…whoa. The acid makes the whole thing work so well. This is drinking really well right now but I expect these will drink well over the next 5-10 years…possibly more. These wines really need a crazy amount of air. Like…insane. I really wish I could drink them more often. Unfortunately, I’m not that privileged. — 14 days ago

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Ely Cohn

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Great write up. Adore Joly 💪
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@Ely Cohn thank you!

Moulin Touchais

Coteaux du Layon Chenin Blanc 1982

Slightly oxidized. Honey, caramel and butterscotch aromas. Still has bright acidity. A touch of residual sugar. Quite a different experience. From my birth year!! — 7 days ago