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Domaine des Baumard Savennieres 2012

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89+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): The 2012 Savennières from Domaine des Baumard is a very strong effort for this difficult vintage and today, is showing no ill effects from its screwcap. The bouquet is bright and deep, wafting from the glass in a blend of grapefruit, quince, lovely soil tones and orange peel in the upper register. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, crisp and nicely balanced, with a fine core, good acids (particularly for a 2012), blossoming complexity and lovely length and grip on the focused and nicely balanced finish. The alcohol here is an even thirteen percent and the wine is nicely precise and soil-driven as a result. I would not suggest holding it long-term, as this closure's track record is not great, but for drinking over the near-term, this is really a very, very successful 2012 Savennières. 2015-2018. (Sep/Oct 2015)

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The domaine is located about 12 miles to the south of the town of Angers in the Loire valley and has been in the Baumard family since 1634.It is now run by Floren Baumard who took over from his father Jean in 1992 He has 40 hectares under vine scattered over a number of Loire valley appellations.A range of red,rose,white and sparkling wines are produced and the Domaine is particularly noted for dry and sweet wines made of the chenin blanc  grape

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89+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): The 2012 Savennières from Domaine des Baumard is a very strong effort for this difficult vintage and today, is showing no ill effects from its screwcap. The bouquet is bright and deep, wafting from the glass in a blend of grapefruit, quince, lovely soil tones and orange peel in the upper register. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, crisp and nicely balanced, with a fine core, good acids (particularly for a 2012), blossoming complexity and lovely length and grip on the focused and nicely balanced finish. The alcohol here is an even thirteen percent and the wine is nicely precise and soil-driven as a result. I would not suggest holding it long-term, as this closure's track record is not great, but for drinking over the near-term, this is really a very, very successful 2012 Savennières. 2015-2018. (Sep/Oct 2015)

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