Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Domaine des Baumard Savennieres, 2008

 We had a Chenin Blanc night--two Savennieres and a Coteaux du Layon, all from the LoireValley of France where Chenin Blanc produces some of the great wines of the world.

This regular bottling of Baumard Savennieres was the opener, and I made the mistake of serving it way too cold. The second glass, after the wine had plenty of time to warm and aerate was excellent. Medium deep gold. Honey, white flowers, grass and a touch of caramel on the finish. Savennieres is not aged in oak; it doesn't need it/. Luxuriously rich on the palate and the tannic firmness that usually accompanies a red wine. Still young but with flavors galore.

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