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2016 Damien Laureau Savennieres Le Bel OuvrageChenin Blanc from France


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  • 97 Rebecca Gibb MW - Vinous Media
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This Chenin Blanc, the 2016 Le Bel Ouvrage, is now starting to throw off its youth and develop aging characters of lanolin and earthy notes alongside cooked pineapple. There's clearly been a lot of care put into this wine - the delicacy and transparency of the juice is fabulous - and although it packs plenty of power and drive, presumably from the schist and rhyolite soils, it does so in an elegant and light-footed way. There's no sense of being forced, and harmony is achieved. A smidgen more length would be very desirable.

Product Detail

Item # 123565
Country France
Region Loire
Sub-Region Savennieres

97 - Rebecca Gibb MW - Vinous Media

Vintage 2016
Color White
Varietal(s) Chenin Blanc
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Taste honeysuckle, quince, melon and cantaloupe
Nose honeydew, iodine, grass, citrus, melon and kiwi