Domaine du Closel-Château des Vaults

Clos du Papillon Savennières Chenin Blanc 2018

Nose is fantastic. Orchard flowers. White peach. Orange blossom, honey, apricot. A great long finish. Just not as mineral/acid driven as the best Savennières in more classic vintages. Just slightly off dry. Has the ‘18 ripeness that I’ve found nearly overwhelming. Nothing wrong with it but the wines are less crisp and versatile. Will probably avoid purchasing more of the vintage going forward. — 3 days ago

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I love this wine 💕💕
Andrew Schirmer

Andrew Schirmer

I really love these. They’ve been harder to find in recent years.

L'Effet Papillon

Côtes-du-Roussillon-Villages Carignan Blend 2018

Sturdy and velvety. Cherries, spice, pepper. — 7 months ago

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Gilles Robin

Papillon Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2018

Ripe juicy and more new world-ish. Still has some rustic earthiness that bring a it back to old world though. A good summer red when chilled. — 9 months ago

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Orin Swift

Papillon Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Really full bodied / spicy ; had at Jens’ house with bbq — 20 days ago

Domaine Le Roc Des Anges

L'Effet Papillon Carignan Blend 2019

70% Syrah 30% Grenache. Nice if a bit jammy. — 5 months ago

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Domaine des Baumard

Clos du Papillon Savennières Chenin Blanc 2006

I sacrilegiously had this chambré. Sorry. HOWEVER, it was fantastic, the acidity was still on show (I'd have been open to more) and pears had become almonds honey and roses. Long finish, complex, dry, satisfying. Definitely stick it in the garage for an hour or two first. — 7 months ago

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This is such a lovely wine ☺️
Chris Haywood

Chris Haywood

It sure is Peter. I have to say I'm still quite a fan of the less austere and more oxidative/leesy styles that have been coming out of Sav for a while too. Its just great to see Chenin being treated in so many different and creative ways up and down the Loire.


Papillon Champagne Brut Nature Pinot Noir

Disgorged 10/19. Red apple skin, tangerine, slightly oxidative, long 🔥😍✨ — a month ago

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

This may be my new favorite Cab. Like this better than Orin Swift Papillon. — 5 months ago

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Venge Vineyards

Silencieux Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

First taste of this one. Very enjoyable form picking up the hefty bottle (Orin Swift Papillon type heft) to the pleasing finish. — 2 years ago

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