Slightly oxidized on the nose, this wine is full-bodied on the palate with stone fruits and bitter tannins. While the wine is typical of those from the appellation, I am bothered by its oxidative quality. Most of the Savennieres that I taste are flawed wines, and this makes the appellation as a whole very frustrating. I am not able to think of another wine region in the world that underachieves on such a consistent basis. Chenin Blanc is one of the world’s most noble white grape varieties and the terroir of Savennieres is considered to be exceptional. Yet, more often than not, I am disappointed when I open a bottle Savennieres. The term “sleeping giant” can be used to describe wine regions that have yet to fulfill their promise, and Savennieres is perhaps the best example.