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Date Printed: 7/25/2014
Domaine des Baumard Carte d'Or Coteaux du Layon (375ML half-bottle) 2004
Domaine des Baumard Carte d'Or Coteaux du Layon (375ML half-bottle) 2004
(search item no. 92971)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $12.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Baumard's 2004 Coteaux Du Layon Carte D'Or offers an astonishingly low-priced opportunity to experience a great nobly sweet appellation. Winsome aromas of quince, chamomile, almond paste, and white chocolate lead to a subtly sweet, mouth-filling, yet elegant and juicy palate and a bitter-sweet, quince- and flower-filled, honeyed, subtly confectionary yet genuinely refreshing finish. This should drink well for at least 8-10 years."
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
90 Points

"Lots of mineral and candied lime hold the fig and glazed pear flavors at bay. Long, stony finish. Drink now through 2009."
Wine Spectator
91 Points

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About Domaine des Baumard:

The Baumard family has been wine growing wine at Rochefort in the Anjou for centuries, working with the noble Chenin in what has long been accepted as its natural home, the slate-covered hillside vineyards along the Loire and Layton rivers. In 1953, the Baumard family acquired a vineyard in the Quarts de Chaume, and in 1968, purchased substantial acreage in Savennieres. Jean Baumard, an enologist and educator, as well as grower, introduced significant innovations to the winemaking region, bringing the dry wines of Savennieres, as well as his sweet wines, Quarts de Chaumes and Coteaux du Layon back to prominence. Now in retirement, further innovation has been carried on by Jean's son, Florent.