Anne Claude Leflaive

Clau de Nell Anjou Grolleau

9.146 ratings
9.125 pro ratings
Anjou, Anjou-Saumur, Loire Valley, France
Grolleau
Top Notes For
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.1

Leflaive x Grolleau. Super interesting. Unlike any Grolleau I've ever had. Not grape-ey or beaujolais-like, but firm, tannic, and (most likely) age-worthy. It's probably not worth $50 retail but is the best and most shining example of its kind. #decantthis #leflaive

Leflaive x Grolleau. Super interesting. Unlike any Grolleau I've ever had. Not grape-ey or beaujolais-like, but firm, tannic, and (most likely) age-worthy. It's probably not worth $50 retail but is the best and most shining example of its kind. #decantthis #leflaive

1 person found it helpfulMar 2nd, 2015
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.4

Unlike any grolleau. Almost Malbec in color. Thanks Anne Claude!

Unlike any grolleau. Almost Malbec in color. Thanks Anne Claude!

Jan 14th, 2017
Chris MacLean

My first Grolleau, I think. Hearty, rustic, balanced and persistent. Excellent stuff. No surprise given the producer.

My first Grolleau, I think. Hearty, rustic, balanced and persistent. Excellent stuff. No surprise given the producer.

Jan 17th, 2016
Jean-Marie Robin

Just a great from@Loire!

Just a great from@Loire!

Oct 27th, 2015
Daniel Toral

Sommelier Lippi Restaurants

8.5

Clean and very representative of the region. Blackberry & mint. Great food wine

Clean and very representative of the region. Blackberry & mint. Great food wine

Oct 28th, 2014
Chris Tanghe

My first non rose Grolleau. Wound up but I can see the potential.

My first non rose Grolleau. Wound up but I can see the potential.

Oct 15th, 2014
Grayson Hartley

Winemaker David Girard Vineyards

9.5

Verve and vigor

Verve and vigor

Jul 19th, 2014
Laura Masero

Needs at least 3 hours to open up

Needs at least 3 hours to open up

Apr 2nd, 2014
Lisa Stone-Cleaver

2011 Grolleau from Anne Claude, amazing.

2011 Grolleau from Anne Claude, amazing.

Sep 5th, 2013
E & K G

Anne Claude Leflaive’s Loire project. Wasn’t sure what to expect but this Grolleau had a lot more structure and grippy tannins than I would have expected and I should have given it plenty of air before drinking. Dark fruit with a bit of spice on the finish. Built for the long haul which I would not have expected.

Anne Claude Leflaive’s Loire project. Wasn’t sure what to expect but this Grolleau had a lot more structure and grippy tannins than I would have expected and I should have given it plenty of air before drinking. Dark fruit with a bit of spice on the finish. Built for the long haul which I would not have expected.

Mar 16th, 2019