Château Joly

Nicolas Joly

Les Vieux Clos Savennières Chenin Blanc 2018

Ron R

Interesting and complicated. A varietal that we rarely approach. Tropical notes on the nose and palate. It displays effervescence on the mid palate, which I find distracting. But the pineapple notes draw you in. A very sweet finale left us thinking this was somewhat of a hybrid between Sauvignon Blanc and champagne. — 3 months ago

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Byron C Mayes

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Joly’s wines are spectacular! Make sure you try Clos de la Bergerie and the top wine, Clos de la Coulée de Serrant, as well. The latter uses botrytized grapes and can take significant aging. I think it beats Burgundy for the “best white” title.
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Hey Byron, thanks for the insights. 24hrs on, it's calmed down (effervescence) a bit so I'll lift the score an extra point :0)
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@Byron C Mayes, are you at the same address?

Domaine Virgile Joly

Vin De Pays D'Oc Bourret

Beautiful Naked Wines bottle, favourite one we have had from them — 2 years ago

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). — 3 years ago

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Nicolas Joly

Clos de la Coulée de Serrant Savennières Chenin Blanc 2019

Delightful! Had the 2019 in July 2023 the funk noted earlier is fading quickly. Golden, pears and apricots, lanolin and lots of minerality. Great complexity. — 4 months ago

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Douglas Braun

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Wow wanna try it

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! — 2 years 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. — 3 years ago

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Domaine Camus-Bruchon & Fils

Cuvee Reine Joly Savigny-les-Beaune Pinot Noir 2020

Blind dinner, open theme, mid-week at The Elm in Great Barrington MA. — 5 months ago

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Domaine du Collier

Saumur Blanc Chenin Blanc 2009

Popped and poured, consumed over several hours. Initially served chilled and then allowed to come up to room temperature. It should be noted that this was lovely from the first pour but improved with air and as it warmed. The 2009 Domaine du Collier Saumer Blanc pours a bright golden color, with no signs of sediment or gas. High viscosity. On the nose, this is extremely floral…like being in a grove of magnolia trees in full bloom. The flowers are accompanied by bright citrus fruit, lanolin, alfalfa and honey. On the palate, the wine is dry with high acid. The notes from the bouquet are confirmed and accompanied by the most lovely, almost oily texture. This is oh so woolly! The finish goes long. This is my first experience with Antoine’s wine and I’m now absolutely smitten (thanks Tim). A simply gorgeous example of Chenin from a warm vintage and an alternative to Joly if you crave a natural touch…but not too natural. This is a banger now and will continue to be so for some time. Wow.
— 9 months ago

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