Domaine des Baumard Clos de Sainte Catherine Coteaux du Layon 2004

Chenin Blanc from Loire, France

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Item No. 92969
  • white wine
  • WS93
  • RP93
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Winemaker's Notes

"From a sandy site near Rochefort and showing every sign of rigorous botrytis selection, the Baumard 2004 Coteaux du Layon Clos de Sainte Catherine displays a gorgeous bouquet of gardenia, quince jelly, orange, and pineapple. Succulent and rich yet wafting and dynamic in its palate interchange of mineral, floral, zesty and pungently herbal, and richly fruited elements, this finishes with a levitating, (magic-)carpet-like impression of quince, candied orange rind, quinine, flowers and minerals.

Here is the satisfaction of a caper perfectly executed by a fine dusting of botrytis, but where you'll dust in vain afterward to pick up any finger prints! You can feel confident enjoying this anytime over the next 15 years."
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
93 Points

"Great purity and drive, with clean-cut quince, fig and mineral notes that run from the start through the lengthy, fresh finish. Beautiful. Drink now through 2012."
Wine Spectator
93 Points

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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...

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It's unfortunate that this region is so under appreciated and overlooked - the wines from the Loire Valley are outstanding. They are delicious examples of varietal and soil expression and the wide range of wines is so refreshing. Dry, sweet, sparkling, red, white… all represented here in the Loire. The main white grapes are Chenin Blanc, Muscadet and Sauvignon Blanc. For reds...

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Chenin Blanc (SHEN-uhn Blahnk) Model of Versatility The best representation of the Chenin Blanc grape can be found in the Loire Valley of France - more specifically, the regions of Vouvray, Savennieres, Anjou and Samur. The versatility of the grape allows it to produce wines both dry and sweet, still and sparkling - and you can find all examples in the...

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