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Community Tasting Notes (8) Avg Score: 94 points

  • Consumed as part of a larger Baumard tasting (multiple Trie Speciale, Clos Papillon, Clos Ste Catherine and Quarts de Chaume vintages).

    My WOTN. Words utterly fail to capture the beauty, intensity, balance, and profound nature of this bottle. It was even more profound than the same bottle I had 3 years ago, which to me ranked as the greatest white wine I had ever consumed, until this 89 Papillon with three additional years of cellaring. Among the ten tasters present, this bottle induced a quiet contemplative reverie.

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  • Still young - great.

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  • Really interesting wine. Never had an aged chenin blanc before and it was very nice. Apricot/dried fruit on the nose and a deep and rich mouthfeel, spice with no heat, nicely mineral. For a wine that didn't touch oak it had a real woody quality as well. Had a lot of force, could only drink a glass or two at one sitting.

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  • 1989 Domaine des Baumard Savennières Clos du Papillon (Frankrijk, Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur, Savennières) Kleur: Vol goudgeel Aroma / bouquet: Verleidelijk en zwoel, abrikozenjam, mandarijntjes en sinaasappelschil, kaneel, honing-zonder-zoet, gedroogde banaan. Smaak / Afdronk: Geconcentreerd, mondvullend en dik, zacht zuur, bitter zoals van marmelade, indrukwekkende lengte. Heel subtiel petroltoontje, nootjes, mineralig / vuursteen, oxidatief sherry-toontje. Algemeen / potentieel: Indrukwekkende wijn. Droog maar dik-filmend, mineralig maar zwoel. 50 + Kleur: 5 + Aroma / bouquet: 13 + Smaak / Afdronk: 18 + Algemeen / potentieel: 8 = 94/100

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  • Again a wonderful bottle. Though this should be the dry wine, the botrytis is clearly there, so the wine is a little sweet. Beautiful.

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