Domaine des Ormes Saumur 2014: an amazing value Loire red

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Domaine des Ormes Saumur 2014: an amazing value Loire red

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Occasionally I taste a wine with no idea of where it’s sourced from or how much it costs. This is one of those wines, and when I found out it was an inexpensive supermarket wine, I was stunned. So I tasted it again, from a bottle that had been open two days, and it was still lovely. So this is a hearty recommendation, if you have any love for Loire reds. I know they aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but when they are good they are thrilling, life-enhancing wines. And this is stunning value for money.

Domaine des Ormes Saumur 2014 Loire. France 
13% alcohol. This co-operative made wine (Vignerons de Saumur) is from Pascal and François Champion. From one block, and mostly Cabernet Franc, on a clay, chalk, sandstone soil. Floral, aromatic black cherry, herb and forest floor nose. The concentrated palate shows sweet, textured, multilayered black fruits with green herb and pepper notes. Generous, a bit grippy, slightly sappy and beautifully balanced. Essence of Loire Cabernet Franc. 92/100 (£7.49 Co-op)

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4 thoughts on “Domaine des Ormes Saumur 2014: an amazing value Loire red

  1. This cooperative is one of the very best in France. One of my favorite wine shops in New England has carried many of their wines over the years.

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