2008 Domaine des Baumard Savennieres Clos du Papillon

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  • Chenin Blanc
  • 750ML
  • WA 92
  • WS 90

Reviews for 2008 Domaine des Baumard Savennieres Clos du Papillon

WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2010
The Baumard 2008 Savennieres Clos du Papillon has a hard act to follow given the quality of the vintage's "standard" bottling. Pronounced nutty piquancy and wet stone in the nose as well as on the palate here mingle with... The Baumard 2008 Savennieres Clos du Papillon has a hard act to follow given the quality of the vintage's "standard" bottling. Pronounced nutty piquancy and wet stone in the nose as well as on the palate here mingle with smoky snuffed candle wick and black tea; quince and white peach. Like the corresponding regular bottling from the Clos St.-Yves this displays a lighter touch and drier taste than its 2006 and 2007 counterparts here with an almost austere combination of peach kernel crushed stone and graphite mineral messages in its finish. I personally prefer the relative delicacy and refreshment of the former bottling today but this Clos du Papillon grips so authoritatively and combines such a sense of stuffing and stone without becoming heavy or bitter than it must also be counted a singular success likely to keep well for a decade and perhaps beyond. Indeed these are the finest Savennieres that I can recall having tasted from this address. --- David Schildknecht
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2011
Delivers fresh-cut pear and green melon flavors with a hint of lanolin framing the finish. This opens steadily with air showing salted butter notes and minerality along the way. Well done for the 2000 cases made. -JM