92 Points - The Wine Advocate
'The 2011 Savennières Clos du Papillon is a rich, fruit intense and powerful, but also very elegant and mineral, perfectly balanced Chenin with everything in place to age superbly. Compared to the 2010 it is quite intense and much fruitier and impetuous. The aromas are more from white- than yellow-fleshed fruits and the freshness, salinity, and transparency are really rare for wines of this fighting weight of 14.5% alcohol. The only danger here is that you drink it quicker than is good for you. The salty aftertaste and the inner harmony here is so absolutely delicious and animating…' Stephan Reinhardt
One of the finest examples of Savennières from the single-vineyard ‘Clos du Papillon’, named after it’s butterfly shape. Baumard owns 7ha of this famous 14ha vineyard producing wines from 35 year old Chenin Blanc vines that are amongst the most unique and rewarding in the world - honeyed, dry whites of unmatched concentration, perfume and longevity.
Onshore Cellars - ICONIC Producer
Domaine des Baumard is situated right in the heart of the Anjou, in the town of Rochefort-Sur-Loire, just south of Savennières itself. The property has been in the Baumard family since 1634, but it was reconstituted and improved by Jean Baumard in the mid-1950s. Since 1992 the Estate has been run with meticulous care by Jean’s son, Florent, and the Domaine is now regarded as one of the best producers in the Loire Valley and one of the greatest producers of white wine in the world.