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 Vintage1998 Label 1 of 16 
TypeWhite
ProducerDomaine des Baumard (web)
VarietyChenin Blanc
Designationn/a
Vineyardn/a
CountryFrance
RegionLoire Valley
SubRegionAnjou-Saumur
AppellationSavennières

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Community Tasting Notes (average 90 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 1 note) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by ghood on 2/6/2011 & rated 90 points: Drinking wonderfully. Right on the cusp of going from fruit first to classic beeswaxy, musty, honeyed flavors first. Wish I had more. (1028 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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