Damien Laureau Savennieres Roche-aux-Moines 2014
“The Roche-aux-Moines cuvée in particular is one of the most striking wines in the entire Loire Valley.”
“This wine is stunning, scented with crushed rocks and white peach fruit, richly textured and yet also bright, incisive, minerally and fresh. It is because of wines like this that I don't drink white Burgundy. Not only does it have a fabulous purity and energy, it is also great value in comparison; for the price of one bottle of top-flight Montrachet, which you will probably find is 'prem-oxed' when you pull the cork anyway, you could buy half a case of Damien's wine.
Fresh, very pure, with crushed white rocks, energetic and defined, with wonderful confidence. The palate is just so convincing, with such profound purity, lifting the white-peach fruit. It has an incisive acid frame, beautiful tension and yet there is a blanket of relaxed fruit draped between them. Splendid substance, elegant and unforced, but with beautiful precision of energy and minerality. The finish is composed, harmonious and correct. Nice length too. A breathtaking wine which shows why I consider Damien Laureau to be top tier in the appellation.” 18.5/20, Chris Kissack.