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2005 Quarts de Chaume Domaine des Baumard (375ml)
Producer: Domaine des Baumard baumard.fr
Appellation: Quarts de Chaume - Anjou-Saumur - France (AOC)
Type: sweet white
Varietal: Chenin Blanc
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: n/a
Tasting Notes:
rated: December 2, 2011 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
98 points "92 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate January 2007 Given a hard act to follow in the 2004, Baumard's 2005 Quarts de Chaume displays the most obviously botrytized, white raisin, and shriveled fruit character of any of their recent wines that I tasted. Over-ripe melon and pear, candied grapefruit, marzipan and raisin are accented by brown spices and herbal candy notes. Impressively lush and long, this should evolve interestingly over up to two decades, but will doubtless remain relatively plump and baroque in character. 98 points, Wine Spectator May 2007 A jaw dropper, with orange blossom, persimmon, fig and quince flavors that remain remarkably bright and light thanks to riveting acidity and a superfine, minerally finish. Pure and perfectly balanced, this refuses to break down in the mouth. The best since the monster 1995. Drink now through 2032. 1,200 cases made. –JM " Best -2032