2008 Baumard, Domaine des Savennieres

2008 Baumard, Domaine des Savennieres

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  • Chenin Blanc
  • 375ML
  • WA 92

Reviews for 2008 Baumard, Domaine des Savennieres

WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2010
Baumard's "regular" (a.k.a. Clos St.-Yves) 2008 Savennieres bursts from the glass in an exuberant bouquet of buddleia and apple blossom; quince and intimations of wet stone. This transcends the poise and clarity exhibited... Baumard's "regular" (a.k.a. Clos St.-Yves) 2008 Savennieres bursts from the glass in an exuberant bouquet of buddleia and apple blossom; quince and intimations of wet stone. This transcends the poise and clarity exhibited by several immediately preceding Clos du Papillon bottlings and suggests that - chronologically speaking - we have moved up into a new echelon of expressiveness. The bitter piquant notes of toasted nut quinine white pepper and fruit pit here are extremely subtle and integrated into a matrix of lusciously juicy pear white peach and quince. A salvia-inducing salinity and scallop-like sweetness ally themselves to the stony mineral elements in this wine's long finishing colloquy with flowers and fruits and there is a levity and refreshment - a sheer drinkability - that I have not noticed in previous Baumard Savennieres - particularly pre-2007. Yet there is still ample sense of glycerin-richness and subtle oiliness. The combination of roughly a half percent less alcohol and more expressive acidity renders this drier-tasting than its 2006 and 2007 counterparts. Florent Baumard admits that a lesser percentage of his 2008s went through malo-lactic transformation than in most vintages though I did not have chance to check precise analytical data on that. This sensational value is a delight to drink now. Whether it will "suffer" on that account a reduced "life span" must remain to be seen although if anything my intuition is that this will be lovely for a decade but that you would be foolish to deprive yourself of its short-term pleasure. --- David Schildknecht