The Filliatreau’s chenin blanc vines hail from a two hectare parcel planted in the town of Brézé. The wine is fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel and raised in tank. The 2019 version is quite pretty on both the nose and palate, with the bouquet offering up notes of 46 quince, crab apple, chalky minerality, citrus peel and a topnote of lanolin. On the palate the wine is vibrant, focused and full-bodied, with an excellent core of fruit, impressive mineral drive and cut, snappy acids and a long, balanced and complex finish that closes with excellent lift and bounce. This is outstanding Saumur Blanc! 2021-2030+.
Score: 92 points -- John Gilman, View from the Cellar, 2021