2000 Domaine des Baumard Savennières Trie Spéciale

Chenin Blanc

  • France
  • > Loire Valley
  • > Anjou-Saumur
  • > Savennières
Drink between 2007 - 2013
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Community Tasting Notes 20

  • S_Nickell Likes this wine: (91 points)

    November 12, 2014 - Interesting wine. Deep gold color, some oxidized notes at first, then it freshened up quite a bit with air. Some honey, straw, and a funky earthy bass note. Sweet on the nose, dry and woolly on the palate. Nice long, crisp finish.

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  • olemski wrote: (93 points)

    August 25, 2014 - Deep golden - almost amber. Sweeter on the nose than in the mouth, and it kept improving for as long as anyone had it in the glass. Wet wool, woodsap, a touch of honey, and in the mouth it had weight and autority but little charm. The aftertaste was slightly burning. However, it got more mellow with time and temperature. A singular wine.

  • Audun G wrote: (90 points)

    May 24, 2014 - Not many notes here other than marzipan aromas and good intensity. -and it was a great wine!

  • mjfaulkner wrote: (90 points)

    November 13, 2013 - Golden yellow. Ripe, unctuous honey and floral notes on the nose. This smells sweet, but is bone dry on the palate. There is just a whiff of oxidized apple on the finish. Very interesting and contemplative wine. A ridiculous QPR at <$25

  • Yiannis Likes this wine: (93 points)

    May 31, 2013 - Dark yellow-gold. Explosive and sweet nose with pronounced marzipan, honey, beeswax, candied quince and candied apricot. Obvious botrytis character, reminiscent of a sweet wine. Full-bodied and dense with amazing freshness of fruit given the age and balancing acidity. Persistent aftertaste. Surprisingly versatile in its pairings given the unique character.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2010 (link) 17.5 points

    (Domaine des Baumard Savennières Trie de Spéciale) A mid-golden hue here, and a fabulous nose; it kicks off with a blast of minerals, hard at first, then it softens up with notes of golden stone fruit and orange pith, and Mediterranean herbs, a complex melange of sage, thyme and bay. But there is no loss of definition to the edges, the wine keeping a very straight and linear polished-stone edge. The palate has developed a very stylish poise, with the almost exotic flesh suggested by the nose, cut through with notes of minerals and ash. Beautiful presence in the mouth, defined but polished, with a little tender-honey to the texture, but a dry and grippy structure underneath. Elements of straw on the palate. Most impressive of all, a slow unfolding of layer after layer of flavour on the finish, herbs and pithy fruit, spreading out like a peacock's tail, and a great length too. Excellent wine. It looks as though my very first assessment at the domaine was a little mean; my excuse is that young Savennières is difficult to judge! No rush here by the way.

  • By Chris Kissack
    July 2005 (link) 17+ points

    (Domaine des Baumard Savennières Trie de Spéciale) An appealing golden colour with more than a little depth. Very mineral in character, smoky stone fruit, with nuances of orange and thyme. Rich palate, with the suggestion of botrytis-derived flavours, but bone dry, with plentiful and firm alcohol, and grippy structure, providing for a rather foursquare, masculine mouthfeel and presence. This is clearly in need of bottle age in order to soften and develop, and is bristling with potential. Very good.

  • By Chris Kissack
    May 2004 (link) 16+ points

    (Domaine des Baumard Savennières Trie Spéciale) Not giving away too much on the nose at present. The palate displays good texture, and superb concentration. Here is a wine that demands time in the cellar.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2000
  • Type White
  • Producer Domaine des Baumard
  • Varietal Chenin Blanc
  • Designation Trie Spéciale
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Loire Valley
  • SubRegion Anjou-Saumur
  • Appellation Savennières

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 52 (51%)
  • Consumed 50 (49%)

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