JancisRobinson.com – 17.5
Aged 12 months in barrel then 6 months in tank. Certified organic. Fresher and more refined than the 2018. Pear and citrus notes. Long, linear and pure on the palate. Lovely balance with an intensity of fruit and the minerally character typical of Savennières. Should age. Chapeau!
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2032
Vinous – 93
The 2019 Domaine aux Moines has a very pointed, focused nose: reductive with a lick of flint, white flowers and freshly cooked apple. At this stage in its life, the winemaking influences can be found in the grilled nutty character and flinty notes. While there’s a sensation of sweetness in the mouth, it concludes as a firm and tight young wine that has plentiful concentration and a long, nutty scented finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2038
John Gilman – 92
Tessa Laroche does the elevage of her Roche aux Moines bottling of Savennières in a combination of tank and older casks, with roughly two-thirds of the cuvée raised in stainless steel. Her 2019 version comes in at fourteen percent octane and offers up a ripe and vibrant bouquet of apple, quince, a hint of tangerine, salty soil tones, citrus peel and a topnote of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied and rock solid at the core, with excellent soil signature and cut, zesty acids and a long, complex and very nicely balanced finish. This is an excellent bottle of Savennières.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2045