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 Vintage2009 Label 1 of 16 
ProducerDomaine des Baumard (web)
VarietyChenin Blanc
RegionLoire Valley
UPC Code(s)790559005457

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2017 (based on 8 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Baumard Savennieres on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88.1 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 21 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by GregB57 on 5/10/2015 & rated 91 points: Great with sea bass. Well balanced. Good acidity. (334 views)
 Tasted by GTFreek on 1/5/2015: Blind tasted. Peach, apricot, lime peel, honeysuckle, white pepper, fresh grass, vanilla, lemon zest, lime peel. Tough to guess, most of us thought something New World. (706 views)
 Tasted by KenPlace on 1/5/2015 & rated 90 points: Funky nose initially, but cleared off after half an hour. Very nice wine. Good acidity. (733 views)
 Tasted by DaddyNeedsPow on 11/4/2014: Took a long time to awaken, which scared me because we have quite a few bottles and I thought maybe it had all gone to pot. It's very soft, but showing nice flavors. Still very primary and showing lots of lanolin and dried flowers, chamomile--it's a Grandmother's clean laundry sort of experience. (872 views)
 Tasted by CondorKhan on 6/8/2014 & rated 88 points: Peach on the nose, and on the palate, a touch of honey, ripe peaches and a slight nuttiness on the palate leading to a steely, stony finish with plenty of acid. Still, it was a bit more subdued compared to other Savennieres that I've had. Killed too young? Just a few days ago I had a 99 Roche aux Moines that was explosive in its intensity and power. This one had some of the same notes but it seemed like they were struggling to get out. Still, it was very pleasant and refined. (1449 views)
 Tasted by thelostverse on 2/22/2014 & rated 89 points: 4th Saturday group - warmup white #1. Pale green - almost clear in color. Notes of white peach with a nice minerality. Guessed godello. (1421 views)
 Tasted by AllRed on 2/22/2014 & rated 84 points: 4th Saturday Brown Bagger (Rich & Dana's): Pale color with notes of citrus and grass, turning towards jalapeno. Sharp and acidic on the palate and light on fruit. Has a bitterness to the finish. Guessed Italian varietal. (2034 views)
 Tasted by Plonk Advocate on 2/5/2014 & rated 90 points: Clear, refined in the glass. Slight lemon pithy notes, celery, peanut shell and chalkiness, subtle mint notes. Juicy mid-palate. Tangerine, orange, apricot. Still youthful. (2221 views)
 Tasted by GoBlue2002 on 2/1/2014 & rated 89 points: Crisp and clean, with a pale yellow color and no oak. Peach, green apple, and mineral aromas and flavors. Easy-drinking, but enough complexity to keep things interesting.
This paired very well with cornish game hen - definitely a great food wine. (2055 views)
 Tasted by drwine2001 on 1/28/2014: Medium yellow. Reticent nose. Medium weight. With encouragement and swirling, some quince. Dry, not completely pure. (1838 views)
 Tasted by ckinv368 on 1/4/2014 & rated 89 points: Drunk with foie gras pate, truffle sausage, truffle cheese and a rich and ripe goat cheese with freshly-baked french bread. Great pairing!

Notes of violets, under-ripe pear, peach, tangerine, orange peel, freshly cut grass, and dandelion. Not a particularly complex wine, but still paired well with the meat, cheese, and pate we had for lunch. Drink now. There is some acidity that will help it last a bit longer, but this doesn't have aging potential written all over it. (1371 views)
 Tasted by rmalloy on 1/1/2014 & rated 90 points: Strong nose of cooked pear and wax. Mouth is heavy, creamy cooked pear, mint, and a general waxiness. Though chenin blanc is reputed to have high acidity, this wine has only a modest lime tartness, and could use more vibrancy. The finish is short. I liked the wine. I found the flavor profile quite different from Chardonnays, Rieslings, and Sauvignon Blancs, which I am more accustomed to drinking. (1300 views)
 Tasted by Woodbridge Brad on 12/6/2013 & rated 75 points: You have to be a real fan of malolactic flavors and I am not. Sour milk and ashes, might be an old style but there is a reason we have moved on. Might work with goat cheese rolled in ash. (684 views)
 Tasted by Dan L on 11/11/2013 & rated 90 points: Wonderful stuff! It's difficult for me to purchase expensive Chenin or Sauvignon from the American West Coast when I can find such value (personal opinion) from the Loire Valley. We are both big fans French whites, and this is another to add to the list. The wine had a nice body and mouth-feel without being heavy, and the flavors were enjoyable with or without food. It was also unique and interesting, which is a big reason we try different wines to begin with. (740 views)
 Tasted by aagrawal on 10/15/2013 & rated 87 points: Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tasting (City Walk @ Metreon, San Francisco, CA): Not much on nose; Minerals but medium to full body, waxy. Nice. 87 (1244 views)
 Tasted by Richard Jennings on 10/15/2013 & rated 91 points: Light yellow color; ripe citrus, very tart apple nose; ripe citrus, very tart apple, mineral palate; medium-plus finish 91+ points (714 views)
 Tasted by VinoSean on 3/2/2013 & rated 87 points: Color: Pale straw
Nose: Rubber & custard
Palate: Pineapple & motor oil
Finish: Medium (1321 views)
 Tasted by drwine2001 on 2/18/2013: Light yellow. At first whiff and sip, I thought that this was the most Vouvray-like Baumard Savennieres I'd ever tasted, but it quickly metamorphosized into its proper self. Low pitched citrus and tart guava, medium to full bodied in that inimitable Chenin way, then just brimming with quinine and earthy tones on the finish. It would be difficult to find a more interesting white wine for $20, and this is just the basic cuvee. I look forward to trying the Papillon when it is available. (1294 views)

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By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (10/15/2013)
(Domaine des Baumard Savennières) Light yellow color; ripe citrus, very tart apple nose; ripe citrus, very tart apple, mineral palate; medium-plus finish 91+ points  91 points
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Domaine des Baumard

Producer website; More info from TheWineDoctor.com.

Chenin Blanc

Varietal character (Appellation America)


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)


See an excellent article on Vinography.


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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