2004 Domaine des Baumard Savennieres
Savennieres, Loire Valley, France
WB Rating: 89

Alcohol by volume: 13.0%
Price at time of purchase: $22.00 (from winery)
Type: Loire White
Principal varietal(s): Chenin Blanc

Another excellent expression of the Chenin Blanc grape from one of my favorite wine regions in the world, and from perhaps the best of all Savennieres producers. Just showing its own at age 4, this is a bone dry, crisp, refreshing, beautifully made wine. Nose of spring flowers, white peaches, cucumber/herb notes, and a strong wet-gravel-like mineral component. Aromas follow into the clean flavors and a finish that adds some citrus acidity to the minerality. (Retail price estimated: purchased for $38 at a restaurant.) - HK 2008-07-24


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