| Wine Enthusiast 94 points (Oct 2013)
Now approaching its maturity, this is such a smooth, almond and quince flavored wine. It is full in the mouth, very ripe and opulent in style. A gorgeous wine, a wine for sipping and appreciating. Screwcap.
Wine Advocate 92 points (Aug 2010)
The Baumard 2008 Savennieres Clos du Papillon has a hard act to follow given the quality of the vintage’s “standard” bottling. Pronounced nutty piquancy and wet stone in the nose as well as on the palate here mingle with smoky snuffed candle wick and black tea; quince and white peach. Like the corresponding regular bottling from the Clos St.-Yves, this displays a lighter touch and drier taste than its 2006 and 2007 counterparts, here with an almost austere combination of peach kernel, crushed stone, and graphite mineral messages in its finish. I personally prefer the relative delicacy and refreshment of the former bottling today, but this Clos du Papillon grips so authoritatively and combines such a sense of stuffing and stone without becoming heavy or bitter than it must also be counted a singular success, likely to keep well for a decade and perhaps beyond. Indeed, these are the finest Savennieres that I can recall having tasted from this address. ”