Nicolas Joly

Nicolas Joly

Clos de la Bergerie Savennières Roche aux Moines Chenin Blanc 2014

Okay, so there are haters out there that don’t appreciate Joly’s approach to winemaking and question his vineyard practices. Something about his commitment to biodynamics and not doing his vineyards justice. Well, people are entitled their opinions and if those opinions keep his wines away from some people, that’s okay because it just means more for me. The 2014 Clos de la Bergerie is a wine of tremendous soul. For the uninitiated, it’s going to bend the mind. Visually, it pours an almost alarming, burnished gold color that is slightly turbid. On the nose and the palate, it’s a wonder. Bruised apples, marmalade, honeysuckle, lanolin…whoa. The acid makes the whole thing work so well. This is drinking really well right now but I expect these will drink well over the next 5-10 years…possibly more. These wines really need a crazy amount of air. Like…insane. I really wish I could drink them more often. Unfortunately, I’m not that privileged. — 9 days ago

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Ely Cohn

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Great write up. Adore Joly 💪
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@Ely Cohn thank you!

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Rouge-Gorge Coteaux Du Loir Pineau d'Aunis

Bring on the bird! Good structure, stones, enough tannins to cut through the gravy — 3 days ago

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Nicolas Maillart

Platine Brut 1er Cru Champagne Blend

Quite good bubbly, brisk acidity with lots of minerality in the palate, more subdued apple/fruit tones. Very dry and good. — 2 months ago

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Nicolas Joly

Clos de la Coulée de Serrant Savennières Chenin Blanc 2020

Medium gold, the nose explodes with precise aromas of honeysuckle, jasmine, lemon balm, white peach, yellow apple, nectarine, orange zest, pineapple, crushed rocks and a pinch of matcha. Bone dry and full-bodied, with a soft texture and bracing acidity, the 2020 Clos de la Coulée de Serrant from grand master Nicolas Joly closes with a long, lingering finish. This energetic wine is heavily loaded with fruit concentration and complexity, yet it has a striking freshness to it. Spectacular! Drink now until 2050. — 25 days ago

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Daniel M

I was considering opening a 2018 on Saturday. You might have convinced me to go along with that plan next weekend then 😊
Nicolas Greinacher

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Nice! But I can’t say if the 2018 is as approachable as was 2020 today.

Nicolas Rossignol

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2014

Smooth and delicious, this Pinot Noir goes down easy and smooth. Seriously goes down too smooth I should’ve grabbed 2 bottles instead of 1. — 16 days ago

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Nicolas Joly

Les Vieux Clos Savennières Chenin Blanc 2018

Cathy Corison
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Felicia Woytak/ Grandes Dames. WIW. My 4th, group 6th. Botrytis, honey. Slightly sweet — 14 days ago

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Billecart-Salmon

Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart Brut Champagne Blend 2006

We love this juice! It’s starting to show some of our favorite bubbly tertiary aromas and flavors - baked apple and quince, dried lemon peel, hazelnut, blanched almond, marzipan - but it undoubtedly had the bones for a longer runway. Still happy to sip it now, albeit partway through its true lifespan!! 🥂🥂🍾🍾 — 7 days ago

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Sébastien David

Hurluberlu Cabernet Franc 2020

Really great! Cranberry, cherry, and a lil funk. Pleasantly dry with nice tannins. — 3 months ago