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Baumard Redux

I have been (not-so-patiently) waiting for the 2004 Baumard Clos du Papillon Savennières, and it finally arrived. What a stunner. Searing acidity offset by a wonderful, rich mid-palate that is somehow extracted from the grape without oak. This will age gracefully for years. I also like Baumard’s commitment to screwcaps. If you happen to get [More]

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Baumard Savennières

Before that amazing 1994 Fontalloro I had my last 2002 Baumard Savennières. It was a great way to start the evening. The previous bottle was very tasty and fresh, but not so complex. This bottle, however, had wonderful richness that bordered on sweetness, but with loads of acidity to finish fresh. Amazing that this is [More]

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