2005 Baumard - Quarts de Chaume 375ml

France - Loire Valley - Anjou-Saumur/ White / Chenin Blanc   |     Watch

IWC 92   Collector 93
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

($80) Vivid gold. An exotically perfumed bouquet displays pear nectar, orange pith, honey and marzipan. Fleshy, palate-coating pit fruit flavors are complemented by anise, truffle and honey, with a stony mineral underpinning. The finish is broad, smooth and sweet, leaving exotic mango and candied orange notes behind. Showing very good complexity now but possesses the structure and depth to age for a long time.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 150

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 97
Author: PurpleTeeth
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 02/21/2009
Drink Dates: 2008-2025
Explodes on the palate with orange zest, quince and jasmine, with a little sea spray (mineral?) on the finish. The texture and weight is very light - almost airy - but the flavors are intense and focused. Fruit, mineral and acidity all in balance. Very well made. I would suspect even those who claim not to like sweet wines would like this. Screw cap.

Rating: 96
Author: Gregg MV
Trust Rating: 83
Tasted On: 05/19/2009
pure, blissful nectar

Rating: 97
Author: swimmer
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 07/06/2009
WOW.As good as the hype. Rich, apricots, citrus, "white strawberry", unctious,round, integrated and extraordinary long finish. The next day some leftover standing in a glass was still spectacular. Incredibly looking forward to trying over future years as this wine ages but gosh is it great now.

Rating: 93
Author: gotwine
Trust Rating: 86
Tasted On: 05/26/2014

Rating: 83
Author: Anonymous Author
Trust Rating: 78
Tasted On: 12/22/2011
Drink Dates: 2007-2011

Average rating: 94, based on 6 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

1548 bottles owned by 354 collectors.

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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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Wine Varietal: Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc is the backbone for many of the exceptional white wines of France's Loire Valley. Chenin Blanc's versatility lends itself to blending with a broad range of wines including crisp, dry table wines, light, refreshing sparkling wines, and rich, nectar-like dessert wines. Beyond France, South Africa and California are also enjoying success with this variety. South Africa, where Chenin Blanc has been growing for decades (under the name Steen), devotes a third of its vines to the variety. Typical descriptors for Chenin Blanc include quince, apples, honey, beeswax, wool, peaches, barley sugar, marzipan, and wild plums.

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