Domaine du Closel-Château des Vaults

Clos du Papillon Cuveé Spéciale Savennières Chenin Blanc

9.39 ratings
9.46 pro ratings
Savennières, Anjou-Saumur, Loire Valley, France
Chenin Blanc
Turkey, Vanilla & Caramel, Fruit & Berries, Exotic Spices, Salads & Greens, Pate, Potato, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Fruit Desserts, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pungent Cheese, Squash & Root Vegetables, Goat & Feta Cheese, Cheddar & Gruyere, Sweet Potato, Yuca, Taro, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Nuts & Seeds, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Shellfish, Sweet Potato
Top Notes For
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 1989 - unbelievable light colour, honey and butter in smell, almonds in taste #cheninstudy #cheninagins #savennières #hapinness

Vintage 1989 - unbelievable light colour, honey and butter in smell, almonds in taste #cheninstudy #cheninagins #savennières #hapinness

Mar 23rd, 2017
Nicolas Montigelli

With Evelyne de Pontbriand. Thanks for sharing @Mike Evans

With Evelyne de Pontbriand. Thanks for sharing @Mike Evans

Oct 21st, 2016
Evan Keaschuk

Still kicking!! Tons of complexity

Still kicking!! Tons of complexity

Aug 25th, 2015
Peter van den Besselaar

Amazing chenin blanc, little evolution in colour, ananas, passion fruit, peaches and hay, in the nose, good balance. Like!

Amazing chenin blanc, little evolution in colour, ananas, passion fruit, peaches and hay, in the nose, good balance. Like!

Apr 12th, 2015
Nicolas Montigelli

Great aged fine wine.

Great aged fine wine.

Oct 22nd, 2014
Mike Evans

I was concerned about the level of oxidation when it was first opened, but as the night wore on, it became cleaner, and seemed to lighten in color, as much brighter fruit, minerals, salinity and fresh spring water, joined the honey and lanolin. By the end of the evening, it was singing, and the last glass was the best.

I was concerned about the level of oxidation when it was first opened, but as the night wore on, it became cleaner, and seemed to lighten in color, as much brighter fruit, minerals, salinity and fresh spring water, joined the honey and lanolin. By the end of the evening, it was singing, and the last glass was the best.

Oct 21st, 2014
Mike Evans

Much tarter and more linear than the 2002 Clos du Papillon, it needs air and still has ample life. With air it rounds out beautifully, but still holds on to a lot of verve, one of the best and freshest bottles I've had.

Much tarter and more linear than the 2002 Clos du Papillon, it needs air and still has ample life. With air it rounds out beautifully, but still holds on to a lot of verve, one of the best and freshest bottles I've had.

Oct 19th, 2016
Mike Evans

Floral, honeyed rocks with a hint of butterscotch, with refreshing tartness. This seems fresher than a couple of other bottles I've had in recent years.

Floral, honeyed rocks with a hint of butterscotch, with refreshing tartness. This seems fresher than a couple of other bottles I've had in recent years.

Sep 1st, 2015
Mike Evans

Mike had this 3 years ago

Mike had this 3 years ago

Aug 19th, 2017