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Baumard Quarts de Chaume 2009 (HALVES)

Customer Score: 100/100

A Baumard dessert wine

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Family-owned since 1634, Domaine des Baumard is one of the finest estates in the Loire, if not France as a whole. Florent aims to pick at the same level of ripeness and vinify in exactly the same way each year without the use of oak, and yet each vintage is remarkably distinctive. This natural terroir-driven approach allows the hallmark of each vintage to shine through. He is a supporter of the screwcap and after much testing, has decided that this is the best option for all his long-lived wines, as it allows them to evolve and develop over time without the worry of cork issues. 

 

Florent Baumard's 2009 offering of Quarts de Chaume is almost the equal of the legendary 2007. It is made only from a strict selection of nobly rotted Chenin Blanc grapes from his vineyard on the valley sides of the Layon River. Gault Millau scored it 19/20 and Bertrand Rougier in France Art de Vivre 98/100. Compared to France's other great desesrt wines this is a comparative bargain.

 

'Bold, lush and tropical in feel, with creamed papaya and mango notes seamlessly gliding together, while coconut, green plum, ginger, quince and white peach flavors fill in the background. Offers a succulent finish, but stays pure and steady thanks to perfectly embedded acidity. Best from 2015 through 2030. 96 points' James Molesworth, Wine Spectator Insider.

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Country France
Region Loire
Class Quarts de Chaume
Grape Chenin Blanc
Volume 37.5 cl
Style Delicate and Sweet
ABV 13.5%
  • white peach
  • quince
  • ginger
  • green plum
  • coconut
  • mango
  • papaya
  • tropical
  • dessert wine
  • france
  • chenin blanc
  • 92Robert Parker
  • 96Wine Spectator
  • 100 Slurper Rating

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