Château Joly

Nicolas Joly

Clos de la Coulée de Serrant Savennières Chenin Blanc 2012

Chenin ❤️‘ s botrytis

Unlike anything I’ve had nor was it what I was expecting. After the first sip (or the first pour), I had to set aside all previous experiences with Savienniéres. I mean—just look at that color.

Do not mistake the browning for oxidation (Nicolas Joly makes this distinction clear on the back label and on his website). The wine is developed, and there are oxidative notes, but the fruit flavors are still there, ripe and vibrant.

This is distilled essence of Chenin Blanc right here. Green apple, pear, apricot, beeswax, honey and almond. A dominant honey note but not sweet. White pepper and maybe a hint of ginger. That lanolin note hasn’t completely disappeared, but takes a back seat. Imagine a dry Sauternes…

Nicolas Joly recommends decanting and drinking over several nights. I skipped the first part of that recommendation and am working on the second this week.

Ordinarily, I’m not sure Joly would approve of my choice of “glassware,” but under the circumstances (birthday + oysters + a perfect afternoon watching the ocean mist rolling in over Tomales Bay) I have to imagine he’d be 100% on board.

Not bad for an 882nd consecutive vintage!
— 8 days ago

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Happy birthday, a great wine to celebrate.

Nicolas Joly

Les Clos Sacrés Savennières Chenin Blanc 2016

Yellow straw, golden in color. So gra grant with notes of wet rocks, iron and overripe apples and pears. Home made apple sauce, lemon peel and nutmeg a little acid and overall luxurious mouth feel. — 5 months ago

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Foissy Joly

Cuvée Coup de Coeur Champagne Blend 2013

16.5/20 (90/100) Спелый яблоки и груша, слива, сдоба. Заметная сладость, высокая кислотность. Фруктовое во вкусе. Приятное во всех отношениях шампанское. — a year ago

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Domaine Virgile Joly

Vin De Pays D'Oc Bourret

Beautiful Naked Wines bottle, favourite one we have had from them — 4 days ago

Nicolas Joly

Les Vieux Clos Savennières Chenin Blanc 2017

Oxidative with nice high acid. Saline present. Lovely. — 4 months ago

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Ronchi di Cialla

Colli Orientali del Friuli Cialla Bianco 2013

This is a very funky wine, similar to a Joly Chenin. Yellow apples, pear, orange, lemon, tangerine, beeswax. — 10 months ago

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Domaine Albert Joly

Les Charmes Puligny Montrachet Chardonnay 2017

Enjoyable floral notes in the bouquet complement the rich minerality and hints of Asian pear on the palette. Wonderful wine to start a meal! — a month ago

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Domaine du Clos de l'Elu

Bastingage Anjou Chenin Blanc

A great, yet kinda simple CB. My kind w the tropix but also wool n almost waxiness. Demands a little air but saved us from a corked Joly (1996). — 10 months ago

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