White

2013 Château d'Epiré Savennières Cuvée Spéciale

Chenin Blanc

  • France
  • Loire Valley
  • Anjou-Saumur
  • Savennières
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • jviz wrote: 92 points

    May 28, 2020 - A rather advanced bottle, but certainly sound to my palate. Slight note of petrol on the nose, followed by bruised apple, faint hint of sherry, waxy lime peel with searing acidity and a dry finish. This wine is at peak maturity, which, for 2013, could be viewed as encouraging (“hey, these bottles are really coming around and I don’t have to wait 10 years!”) or discouraging (“uh oh, that was fast”) depending on your viewpoint. Or maybe it’s just my bottle. I’d check in soon if I were you

  • kaush Likes this wine: 90 points

    August 18, 2018 - Very well balanced between firm, precise acidity and residual sugar on the back. It was very good on its own. I had it with scallop soup (with garlic, and chive). This went reasonably well, but the food kind stripped out the character and nuance of this wine somewhat. I liked it more before (when it was a bit rounder), and after (when the acidity has firmed up).

    Savennieres has been hit or miss for me. But this one kind of restores my faith in them again.

  • Tranquility Base Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 17, 2017 - Very enjoyable. It tastes like grasses and flowers of a fresh water valley. Not too acidic, but it has some tartness like an apple. We had it with mahi mahi, which I don't think was the best combination, but it was fine. If with fish, it would be better with sole or even trout. Would be great with chicken. And frankly, it's pretty nice on its own with nothing or just some cheese and crackers.

    I guess Savennieres can age well. I might buy another few bottles to find out! This tasted like it could age.

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  • Gros Pere Likes this wine:

    July 24, 2016 - Gorgeous nose of white flowers and fruits. Dry, round mouthfeel, that quickly firms up with racy, mouth-watering, balanced acid. Paired perfectly with simple, salt/pepper seasoned, seared scallops.

  • Aldhib Likes this wine: 89 points

    September 5, 2015 - Waxy aroma. Pours a light green gold. Complex and deep with dry, lingering minerality and light acidity. Will open up over a few years.

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    Focus on Loire Valley Chenin Blanc (Dec 2014), 11/1/2014 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • Type White
  • Producer Château d'Epiré
  • Varietal Chenin Blanc
  • Designation Cuvée Spéciale
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Loire Valley
  • SubRegion Anjou-Saumur
  • Appellation Savennières

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  • In Cellars 27 (41%)
  • Consumed 39 (59%)

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