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A region-defining producer and a just-released batch of 1999 Savennières for this price? It’s harmoniously dry, aromatically perplexing, and a pitch-perfect look into the age-worthiness of Chenin Blanc. An initial burst of dried apricots, white mushroom, bruised yellow apples and pears, beeswax and honey, but as time progresses, the wine enlivens, emerging with dried citrus peel, salted lemon, pineapple, petrol, and an intoxicating array of white and yellow flowers. The palate is bone-dry, medium-full, and full of slow-building acidity that lingers through the finish. This is fully-developed Chenin with hints of freshness popping in along the way. The mature yellow fruits have a waxy profile to them, and along with the concentration, this shows how blindingly bright and intense this wine must’ve been in its youth.