Domaine du Closel-Château des Vaults

La Jalousie Savennières Chenin Blanc

9.1232 ratings
9.182 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
Gregory Fulchiero

Refined bruised apple and wax

Refined bruised apple and wax

May 12th, 2018
Gregory Fulchiero

Green apple, golden pear, bruised fruit, bright acidity, Uber subtle botrytis - can't get enough. #nittanylioninn

Green apple, golden pear, bruised fruit, bright acidity, Uber subtle botrytis - can't get enough. #nittanylioninn

Jul 16th, 2017
Jordan Wardlaw

Another stellar vintage from La Jalousie. I find it hard to ignore my bias towards this producer when I taste another one of their wines- this was my epiphany in Loire Valley Chenin Blanc. But all the same intensity and elegance is there once again. Pithy, taught, vibrant and pure. I’m getting more citrus, herbs and minerality at this stage, and just a hint of floral nuance. The weight of the mid palate is always one of the highlights of this cuvée- dense and generous but always supple and kinetic. This is a wine that seems to burst upon impact but then moves around the palate with such finesse. Tremendous value from one of the finest estates in Anjou.

Another stellar vintage from La Jalousie. I find it hard to ignore my bias towards this producer when I taste another one of their wines- this was my epiphany in Loire Valley Chenin Blanc. But all the same intensity and elegance is there once again. Pithy, taught, vibrant and pure. I’m getting more citrus, herbs and minerality at this stage, and just a hint of floral nuance. The weight of the mid palate is always one of the highlights of this cuvée- dense and generous but always supple and kinetic. This is a wine that seems to burst upon impact but then moves around the palate with such finesse. Tremendous value from one of the finest estates in Anjou.

3 people found it helpfulMar 6th, 2018
Jeff Burrows

Dry, no question. Ripe pears, a touch of honey (but dry). Full body, great acidity. Thanks to @Napa Valley Wine Academy for reminding me to expand my horizons.

Dry, no question. Ripe pears, a touch of honey (but dry). Full body, great acidity. Thanks to @Napa Valley Wine Academy for reminding me to expand my horizons.

3 people found it helpfulFeb 6th, 2016
Tia Subramanian

Brought me back to August, when Evelyne de Pontbriand led us through the vines complaining about her goats.

Brought me back to August, when Evelyne de Pontbriand led us through the vines complaining about her goats.

2 people found it helpfulNov 26th, 2017
Gerald Montoya

Drinking lean and pretty today. Not as complex as the last bottle but direct and pure pleasure. Very honeyed, pear and spice with hints of minerality. Yum yum yum yum yum.

Drinking lean and pretty today. Not as complex as the last bottle but direct and pure pleasure. Very honeyed, pear and spice with hints of minerality. Yum yum yum yum yum.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 17th, 2016
Jonathan Gray

Lacking a little acid on the finish, but I always enjoy Dom. du Closel. Wanted pickled okra with this.

Lacking a little acid on the finish, but I always enjoy Dom. du Closel. Wanted pickled okra with this.

2 people found it helpfulDec 29th, 2014
Michael L S

Drank over a few days. Very nice chenin. Little funk on the nose, minerality and good acidity

Drank over a few days. Very nice chenin. Little funk on the nose, minerality and good acidity

Nov 12th, 2016
Ryan Mullins

Killer meal for dad's 72nd trip around the sun

Killer meal for dad's 72nd trip around the sun

Aug 28th, 2016
Jeff Burrows

Rich nose, a bit smoky at first. Good acidity, but I would swear this is a touch sweet.

Rich nose, a bit smoky at first. Good acidity, but I would swear this is a touch sweet.

Apr 10th, 2016