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WTN: another Baumard

by Patchen Markell » Tue May 22, 2018 8:57 am

Domaine des Baumard 2002 Savennières Clos du Papillon. Expected the worst, but this didn't seem premoxed, just dull. There's some lemon oil, wax, and a little spice in there, but overall, this seems broad, slightly watery, and unfocused -- perfectly drinkable, but much less interesting than the regular 1996. Unfortunately, this is the one of which I have one more...
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Re: WTN: another Baumard

by David M. Bueker » Tue May 22, 2018 1:42 pm

I bought a half dozen of that wine, and never had a bottle that was worth drinking.
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Re: WTN: another Baumard

by Patchen Markell » Tue May 22, 2018 2:52 pm

I think this must have been number 2 of 3. I suspect I tried the first one young and decided to ignore it in the hope it would “develop.” Meh.
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Re: WTN: another Baumard

by Rahsaan » Wed May 23, 2018 8:59 am

Patchen Markell wrote:I think this must have been number 2 of 3. I suspect I tried the first one young and decided to ignore it in the hope it would “develop.” Meh.


Hey, we've all been there.

On the plus side, you're clearing out wine!
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Re: WTN: another Baumard

by wnissen » Fri May 25, 2018 1:49 pm

Oh, man, I have a bottle of this and the Quarts de Chaume of the same year that I bought more than 10 years ago on the theory that Baumard Savennieres were immortal. Since I mainly age riesling I haven't been paying as much attention to premox but obviously there's more going on than I realize. Probably time to bring these in from the off-site and pop them. The only other experience I have is with 1998-99-00 Domaine aux Moines that have held up very nicely, if not exactly improved.
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Re: WTN: another Baumard

by Patchen Markell » Fri May 25, 2018 4:06 pm

I've just looked at the inventory, and apparently I have *3* 2002 Quarts de Chaume. Oy.

On the other hand, on the scale of things that can go wrong by making decisions in your youth based on a misplaced faith in immortality, "being left with a few questionable bottles of Baumard" ain't too bad. :D
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Re: WTN: another Baumard

by David M. Bueker » Fri May 25, 2018 7:00 pm

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