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Domaine des Baumard Savennières Trie Spéciale 2010


SKU 08832


Domaine des Baumard produces some of the finest examples of Savennières, including the "Trie Spéciale," a late-harvested dry wine produced in exceptional years.
Category White Wine
Country France
Region Loire Valley
Appellation Savennieres
Brand Domaine des Baumard
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • wa93+

Wine AdvocateThe Trie Spéciale is a famous Chenin made from the very best selected grapes and produced only in finest vintages. However, you should not drink it as soon as the bottle has been uncorked because you would give too much away and could be disappointed as well. The first day the straw yellow 2010 Savennieres Trie Speciale reveals yeasty/nutty flavors and lacks the brilliance and fruit expression of the generic Savennières or the Clos du Papillon. However it is a very rich, almost oily textured, very elegant, salty and persistent wine with finesse and expression. Somewhat bitter in the finish at the moment it needs another five years to develop. When I consulted the bottle again the next day it had open up a little bit and offered baked apple, raisin, and fresh citrus flavors on the nose and more vibrancy, salinity and citric freshness on the palate, whereas the long, caramel finish had energy, vibrancy and length. I retested the wine from the same bottle a month later (!) but the findings are quite similar. I found some candy flavors (which I do not like in wine) and walnut aromas on the nose, whereas the palate was very powerful, firmly structured and well balanced. This is both an impressive and expressive wine but I won't drink a bottle on my own (except over several weeks - which seems to be possible), because it is so terribly rich and powerful. This wine is on a long trip and we can only estimate its true potential. Drink Date: 2019-2035.

Stephan Reinhardt, October 30, 2014
  • we93

Wine EnthusiastA mature and ripe wine, with great nut and biscuit flavors to go with the full yellow fruits. An impressively dense wine, it's a wine that can age, but is ready to drink now. Screwcap.

Roger Voss, October 1, 2013
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorSalted butter, chamomile and quinine notes are followed by hints of Earl Grey tea, Anjou pear and green melon in this white, culminating with a fine, minerally finish. Should open steadily with mid-term cellaring. Drink now through 2020. 75 cases imported.

James Molesworth, June 15, 2013