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2015 Saumur Blanc Les Chaupadaise, Brendan Stater West

2015 Saumur Blanc Les Chaupadaise, Brendan Stater West

Ref: STAT150
White  |  Still  |  12.5% ABV

This is a new venture by an American, Brendan Stater West, who travelled to France to teach English, became hooked on wine, worked for one of the Loire's great winemakers (Domaine Guiberteau), before being offered a vineyard from which to make the sort of wine he likes: "elegant, pure, vertical, with salinity from the limestone". This is his first vintage and is in short supply.

Single Bottle
price shown is under bond
duty paid price: £39.20
Out of stock
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Wine Details
Wine Details
ProducerProducer: Brendan Stater West
AppellationAppellation: Saumur
Old or New WorldOld/New World: Old World
CountryCountry: France
RegionRegion: Loire Valley
ColourColour: White
StyleStyle: Still
ABV% ABV: 12.5%
Drink DatesDrink Dates: 2019-2024
MaturityMaturity: Young and Lithe
SweetnessSweetness: 1
Grape VarietyGrape Variety: Chenin Blanc
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

Thrilling nose, superbly defined and clear cut. There are hints of Chenin lanolin to the glinting pear and apple fruit that's dotted with green, grassy scents and a sort of smoky minerality. The palate is utterly dry, even a touch phenolic; direct and compact (I am told that decanting this allows it to open up considerably). At the core, I find earthy, mineral, lightly saline acidity that's really firm and juicy. And it closes with arresting fullness and density. Fabulous. A "wow" moment. And an extraordinary first vintage.

Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained


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Location Explained
Location Explained


AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods 
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Pricing Information
Pricing Information


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