Nicolas Feuillatte

Nicolas Joly

Clos de la Coulée de Serrant Savennières Chenin Blanc 2010

A buddy brought out this bottle of 2010 Clos de la Coulée de Serrant to help toast a great achievement this past weekend. One can probably imagine my excitement as I’m a massive fan of these wines by Nicolas Joly. However, I feel compelled to admit that these wines are not for everyone. They vary wildly from one vintage to the next and there can often be quite a bit of bottle variation to boot. None of this has swayed me from my position; that these are amongst the most exciting, singular expressions of a place that I have ever experienced.

Popped and poured. The 2010 pours a deep golden color with medium+ viscosity and no signs of particles or gas. On the nose, the wine is redolent of white tree flowers, desiccated apples and apricots with orange marmalade, honey, lanolin, marzipan and light clove. On the palate, the wine is dry with borderline high acid that is somewhat masked by the equally high alcohol (15%). Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is long and remarkably rich with wooly, unctuous texture. The high alcohol only becomes apparent as the finish lingers but there is so many other more fascinating things for me than to get distracted by it. Is it oxidative or not? That’s an argument that other people can have. I’m content to simply appreciate these wines for what they are. You can drink these now but knowing how these react favorably to air, it’s probably best to open it well in advance and probably even better to decant. Otherwise, I would expect sound, well-stored examples to live through 2040.
— 15 days ago

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@Lyle Fass I can only imagine. @Ely Cohn shared his experience with me which was, in its own way, surreal.
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Domaine de Bellivière (Eric Nicolas)

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Light, dry, tannins, med alcohol,
Pepper notes, delicious
— a month ago

Nicolas Feuillatte

Réserve Exclusive Brut Champagne

Ming L
9.0

This bottling from the co-op can be found in almost every major local supermarkets here and I’ve always been curious to find out how it tastes.
It’s clean, refreshing, energetic, and with decent texture and complexity. Delicious and a crowd-pleaser. Much better choice than an average CAVA or Prosecco for a bit more price when it’s on sale for less than $30.
— a month ago

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One of my favorite red wines. Never disappointed. White pepper, plum, tart blackberry, stone, cherry, hint of green wood. It is so good with and gets better with some air. — a month ago

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