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  • By Chris Kissack
    September 2011, (See more on Winedoctor...) 14.5 points

    (Domaine des Baumard Savennières Clos du Papillon) This vintage has a slightly tinny nose at the moment, paradoxically accompanied by some rather fat fruit. It is not that expressive in truth. In keeping with the latter of these aromatic elements the palate has a slightly fat feel to it, not entirely unexpected, although it certainly doesn't stray into blowsiness. Rich, creamy, fruit-rich with low-level tangible acidity, this lacks the definition or structure I am looking for in this cuvée. A vintage effect, for sure.
  • By Chris Kissack
    July 2007, (See more on Winedoctor...) 14+? points

    (Domaine des Baumard Savennières Clos du Papillon) There are some appealing features immediately apparent on the nose here, but all presented in a muted, rounded, manner. Although it shows some early promise it becomes clear that this wine is less vibrant and precise than I would really like. And the acidity is unsurprisingly low, which lessens its appeal. A difficult vintage it seems.

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  • By Beverley Blanning, MW
    July 31, 2010, (See more on Sommelier Journal...)

    (Domaine des Baumard Clos du Papillon, Savennières, Loire Valley) A rarity indeed: a Savennières sealed with a screwcap. The effect of this wine is immediate—first from its color, which is remarkably pale for a wine of its age (especially one from the hot 2003 vintage), and second from its exuberant aroma. The nose has a wonderful floral freshness, underpinned with unmistakable Chenin notes of beeswax and lanolin. Equally lively on the palate, the wine is full of ripe, zesty fruit, finishing super-crisp and clean with mineral length.
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