1989 Baumard - Quarts de Chaume 750ml

France - Loire Valley - Anjou-Saumur/ White / Chenin Blanc
1989 Baumard - Quarts de Chaume
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Wine Advocate | 92

This wine was among those served at a tasting I attended at the Domaine des Baumards in June, 1997 which covered all the wines Jean Baumard has crafted over his career as well as some older ones (back to 1906!). This event is one of the most memorable of my life. I was amazed by the ageworthiness and extremely high quality of Baumard's wines, both in the sweet and dry offerings. But more poignantly, I was stunned that Jean Baumard would invite people from around the world to come taste, criticize, enjoy and judge every wine he had ever crafted. To have his life's work dissected in his presence, vintage by vintage, is a testimony to Baumard's courage, honesty and pride. How many of us would want to have all our work judged in such a manner? Baumard, ever modest, was his own biggest critic. Space constraints prevent me from including notes on the wines so I have only listed the best ones.

Author: Pierre Rovani
Issue: 113

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Wine Spectator | 93

Quite bright despite its age, with a lacy, open texture that yields candied lime, peach, green almond, tangerine and pear tartine flavors. Streamlined, nearly racy finish. Remarkably youthful really.--Baumard non-blind vertical.

Drink Dates: 2004-2020
Author: James Molesworth


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About This Producer


The Loire is renowned for spinning straw into gold when it comes to the "ignored" white grapes of the wine world. This leading property in Anjou (in the village of Rochefort sur Loire) has made its stellar reputation cultivating the precocious Chenin Blanc grape. The dry versions - Savennieres and Savennieres "Clos du Papillon" - are perfect for summer sipping and the fantastic Quarts de Chaumes is a dessert wine that rises above with a racy acidity that provides the perfect foil to its sweet stone fruit and honeyed elements. The wines speak to the thoughtful and insightful precision the owner, Florent Baumard, applies to all of his production.

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