Domaine du Closel-Château des Vaults

Clos du Papillon Savennières Chenin Blanc

9.213 ratings
9.34 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
Scott Reiner

Lovely 09.

Lovely 09.

1 person found it helpfulMar 19th, 2014
Sarah Bray

Round and bright, with a kick of salinity and white peaches. Honey on finish.

Round and bright, with a kick of salinity and white peaches. Honey on finish.

Dec 22nd, 2015
Sean Razee

Master Sommelier

9.1

A really nice dry (but not bone dry) Savennières. The oak on this wine is more integrated than what I've had in previous vintages. Well balanced.

A really nice dry (but not bone dry) Savennières. The oak on this wine is more integrated than what I've had in previous vintages. Well balanced.

Feb 10th, 2015
Ted Corvey

Still a lot more to give with time. Although balanced, the acidity is still popping. Oxidated Apple, mandarin orange, honey suckle, and slight hint of petrol. Delicious and seductive in a way few whites are. Perfect for an impromptu drop in tasting turned wine shop run/home invasion.

Still a lot more to give with time. Although balanced, the acidity is still popping. Oxidated Apple, mandarin orange, honey suckle, and slight hint of petrol. Delicious and seductive in a way few whites are. Perfect for an impromptu drop in tasting turned wine shop run/home invasion.

Aug 26th, 2018
Ted Corvey

I’m obsessed with this wine. Such richness and depth of flavor supported by incredible balance through the long finish. Slight petrol, pear, apple, and lemon. Knew it was good when Rick gave it his stamp of approval after a giant glass.

I’m obsessed with this wine. Such richness and depth of flavor supported by incredible balance through the long finish. Slight petrol, pear, apple, and lemon. Knew it was good when Rick gave it his stamp of approval after a giant glass.

Mar 10th, 2018
Noah Raizman

Bright acidity. Tight on opening but eventually reveals orange blossom and light beeswax notes. Very nice.

Bright acidity. Tight on opening but eventually reveals orange blossom and light beeswax notes. Very nice.

Jun 13th, 2016
Eric Capossela

Bright, refreshing but a lot going on

Bright, refreshing but a lot going on

Jun 10th, 2016
Kirk Sutherland

Hello old friend. Just off of work. Surrounded by totally wasted meat packing jerks.

Hello old friend. Just off of work. Surrounded by totally wasted meat packing jerks.

Feb 21st, 2016
Olivia Mason

Golden Apple, Bosc pear, lemon, and a honey finish matched with bright acidity and fresh minerality. Yum

Golden Apple, Bosc pear, lemon, and a honey finish matched with bright acidity and fresh minerality. Yum

Feb 14th, 2016
David Flaherty, CSW

David had this 4 years ago

David had this 4 years ago

Aug 11th, 2015