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 Vintage2001 Label 1 of 11 
TypeWhite
ProducerDomaine des Baumard (web)
VarietyChenin Blanc
Designationn/a
Vineyardn/a
CountryFrance
RegionLoire Valley
SubRegionAnjou-Saumur
AppellationSavennières

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Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 87.5 pts. and median of 87 pts. in 9 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by drwine2001 on 6/5/2011: One Year Anniversary Celebration (Heirloom Cafe, San Francisco): Deep yellow. Faint oxidative note. Full, some residual sugar. Pretty good if not a dazzling Baumard. (1775 views)
 Tasted by wickedwax on 1/3/2011: aromas of lemon, honey, truffles, apples and minerals. full bodied with a good charge of acidic structure that carries to citrus and almost tropical fruits on the palate with a clean minerally finish. drank better on the first day than the second when it started to fade and the acidity rounded out. (1618 views)
 Tasted by drwine2001 on 9/1/2010 flawed bottle: Deep yellow color that was almost exactly the same as the California Chardonnay of the same age right next to it. Unlike that wine, this both started and finished completely oxidized. Some Savennieres earthiness did not help. This was past it and without any redeeming qualities. (1789 views)
 Tasted by Wicker Parker on 10/27/2008: This bottle, versus the one tasted last year, is a pallid reflection of Savennières. The typical characteristics are there but muted, even dulled. Consistent over the six days this was open. (1853 views)
 Tasted by cs123 on 3/12/2008 flawed bottle: Don't know if this was a storage issue, but this was madeirized and undrinkable, same for a second half bottle. (1940 views)
 Tasted by Wicker Parker on 12/1/2007: Golden, precise, and soooo pure. Very subtle but rich aromas of lemon oil, apple skin, minerals, clover and beeswax help generate mouthfilling flavors of the same, along with a note of white pepper. The clarity and lemon oil-infused length of this wine is terrific; the seemingly never-ending finish spans the length of the tongue and even stays with the back of the roof of the mouth. This is a complete wine, and a terrific accompaniment to garlicky pasta tossed in lemon-infused olive oil. (1247 views)
 Tasted by JeffGMorris on 5/3/2007 & rated 85 points: Tasting at Domaine Baumard with Florent Baumard. Pale gold in color, this had a nose that was a little more open than the 2003, but the rest of the wine I found inferior. Very dry and a little bitter, this could use some more richness to balance out the wine. Lots of grapefruit on this one. 50+11+11+6+7 = 85 (1433 views)
 Tasted by peternelson on 4/27/2006 & rated 90 points: Winery: Roasted almonds, fresh lite white frt; round, hint apricot, petrol. (486 views)
 Tasted by GK449 on 3/25/2006: @ Cornelia Street Café - $38. Enjoyable and sustaining. (93 views)

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Domaine des Baumard

Producer website; More info from TheWineDoctor.com.

Chenin Blanc

Varietal character (Appellation America)

France

Vins de France (Office National Interprofessionnel des Vins ) | Pages Vins, Directory of French Winegrowers | French Wine (Wikipedia)

Loire Valley

Vins du Val de Loire (Interprofession des Vins du Val de Loire)

Anjou-Saumur

See an excellent article on Vinography.

Savennières

Savennières is a small, relatively well-known Loire Valley region producing wines made from the chenin blanc grape.

They are not conventionally fruity, and benefit from extensive aging.

Savennieres often have smells like white truffles and animal notes, even when young. They can last for a tremendous amount of time, and some people mistake the evolved aromas after 10-20 years with oxidization, but I have yet to taste an oxidised chenin blanc, since the amount and type of acidity (many g/l and tartaric) preserve the fruit in a much more effective way than e.g. chardonnay.

 
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