White

1992 Domaine aux Moines Savennières Roche aux Moines

Chenin Blanc

  • France
  • Loire Valley
  • Anjou-Saumur
  • Savennières Roche aux Moines
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Community Tasting Notes 36

  • Mikaelbe wrote:

    August 18, 2017 - My first Chenin as well as the first dry white with some age.

    Golden colored. Honey, pear, stonefruit. A petrol note (?), bitter almond and crispy acidity with a long mineraly finish.

  • sc03852 wrote:

    July 14, 2017 - Deep gold. Honey, chamomile, tea, dried stone fruits, dried lemon, marmalade, floral, petrol. Long finish with minerality.

  • M.Batard wrote: 90 points

    June 3, 2017 - Again the deep, deep golden yellow color. Again the bitter fruit and beeswax. Paired with Nigerian prawns with chipotle rub off the grill, which seemed like they deserved something special. But better yet was the glass left over, drunk next day.

  • WhatsSamSipping Likes this wine: 87 points

    June 24, 2016 - Great fruit despite being a little tired. Waxy nose. It's on it's way out but going out swinging.

  • mks83 wrote: flawed

    June 3, 2015 - Badly corked.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2012, Issue #37, The Annual Loire Valley Report: The 2010 Vintage and Other Recently Tasted Gems

    (Savennières “Roche aux Moines”- Domaine aux Moines) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    January 2011 (link) 17 points

    (Domaine aux Moines Savennières Roches-aux-Moines) A similar style to the 1994 on the nose, where the wine shows some very elegant and substantial honeyed fruit aromas but with a very dry suggestion around it; these are concentrated wines, intense rather than sweet. Very harmonious on the palate, full and showing some rather flattering substance, and a very well-defined character. Rather a supple style, a little more fleshy and generous than the 1994, with a fresh acidity at its core. Very appealing and ready to go now. Dry and very long in the finish.

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  • By Jon Rimmerman
    8/31/2007 (link)

    (Domaine aux Moines Savennieres “Roche aux Moines”) Vertical Dear Friends, Nothing like one sentence to set off a spark that ignites the masses. As a Labor Day send-off, this is about as good as we can do (I hope most of you get this offer before you leave for the weekend). We sent out the 2004 Domaine aux Moines Savennieres “Roche aux Moines” a few days ago after the exuberant David S comments in the Wine Advocate, but, like most collectors, you had to have more. It seemed like every other request for the 2004 made reference to “if you can get any of that 1994, let me know” - well how about a six vintage vertical (including the 1994) to prove just how grand this estate is - one of the very top in the entire Loire. The following offer is a bizarrely good deal. So much so that I’m a bit nervous because we don’t have that many vertical sets but we send every offer out without playing favorites, so here goes. I guess I could have raised the price to deter some of you but that’s not how we operate. The winery has been blind-sided with attention in the last few days (much to their dismay, they’re still trying to figure out what’s going on) and due to our prior support, we have first rights to this old-stock - at original release price (I’m not kidding). You get one bottle each from “good” vintages, not “vintage of the century” vintages - the 1995 and 1996 are twice this cost from the winery unless you can find them at retail and they are not twice as good - not even close (so I left them out). I have to pay cellar door retail for these as “no deals” on older stock so this offer is basically a pass-through to you. David S mentioned the 1994 but it is only a moderate vintage in this group - all have evolved beautifully and would be HIGHLY RECOMMENDED on their own. You can refer to his comments above and pretty much use them with various complexities and nuances added for each vintage. Vintage charts are worthless here. I don’t have to tell you that this price for winery library stock of this age is about as impossible to find as a gold nugget in your morning cereal box. This wine has never moved since release so it is a case study in the true ageing ability of Savennieres: Domaine aux Moines Vertical 6-pack 1992 Domaine aux Moines Savennieres “Roche aux Moines” 1993 Domaine aux Moines Savennieres “Roche aux Moines” 1994 Domaine aux Moines Savennieres “Roche aux Moines” 1998 Domaine aux Moines Savennieres “Roche aux Moines” 1999 Domaine aux Moines Savennieres “Roche aux Moines” 2000 Domaine aux Moines Savennieres “Roche aux Moines” (this is not Chamboureau - it is actual stock from Domaine aux Moines/Laroche) ONE SHIPMENT ONLY directly from the winery cellar with perfect, crystalline provenance Thank you, Jon Rimmerman Garagiste Seattle, WA Loire9897

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  • By Chris Kissack
    August 2007 (link) 16+ points

    (Domaine aux Moines Savennières Roches-aux-Moines) This wine has a fairly mature hue, and a complex nose, full of Chenin funk, notably straw and spiced and candied fruits, mineral charged, with a sweet, glycerine suggestion. There is plenty of structure, and quite a bit of grip especially on the finish. It has firmness, austerity, in fact it is a touch muscular and rather ungiving, and has a warm finish. It has a touch of honey and a full body, rather appealing vinosity. Although rather brutal there is a lot of detail and character here and this is one that should certainly appeal, to hardcore Chenin fans at least.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1992
  • Type White
  • Producer Domaine aux Moines
  • Varietal Chenin Blanc
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Loire Valley
  • SubRegion Anjou-Saumur
  • Appellation Savennières Roche aux Moines
  • UPC Codes 3760041531013, 3760041539217

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  • In Cellars 113 (41%)
  • Consumed 162 (59%)

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Fårikål, Hvit fisk, Lutefisk, Moden ost

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