Pale yellow color. Lovely nose of sea salt, crushed chalk, quince and lime. Medium bodied, tangy acid. Dry and mineral-driven, but I like the pulpy tropical notes, like pineapple and kumquat drizzled with honey. Lots of sea salt and chalk dust notes though, along with hints of white tea and mussel shells that come out with time. Even more expressive on day two. Still going strong, still lively, a delicious wine.
Ah, back to France! Though its sensual mid-palate certainly commands attention, delicacy and subtlety predominate in this Savennieres.
A soft yellowish-blond hue, with a nose that recalls ripe winter pears, honey and beeswax. On the palate, a minor tang of chamomile, with a creamy and polished mouthfeel, resolving to a light-but-lingering note of cinnamon on the finish.
Its acid has softened to reveal a tantalizingly refreshing and calming wine. For those who would wish for even more honey and wax, and other possible secondary notes, I suspect this one would continue to age well. We had this alongside baked salmon dressed with dill, and it was a continual delight!
I'll keep half of this for tomorrow when I sear some lamb chops to go with something or other... This will get me ready for dinner. Maybe deglaze the pan if I run out of cognac.... Last bottle, looking forward to a big tasty glass of Loire wonderfulness.
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(Baumard Savennieres) #3; COLOR-golden; NOSE-this is wild; a little orange peel/Gran Marnier action; heavy dose of ripe pear dripping all over you; sugar cubes; very high floral action as well; very spicy & racy (radish); very complex; a hint of burnt rubber; TASTE-very dry; this is an exceptional food wine (especially w/ shellfish); the wine is very creamy on the palate; heavier viscosity on the mouthfeel than I expected; undeniably this wine has very pure pear flavors on the mid-palate; good length; nice acid coming through on the back-end; missing a little of the oomph; a gorgeous mouthfeel; drink now; I'm a little disappointed as I had high hopes for this great producer; WS-90; GV-88+
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