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La Jalousie Savennières Chenin Blanc

9.136 ratings
9.112 pro ratings
Savennières, Anjou-Saumur, Loire Valley, France
Chenin Blanc
Top Notes For
Gregory Fulchiero

Refined bruised apple and wax

Refined bruised apple and wax

May 12th, 2018
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
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
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
Rebecca Kanter

😉

Mar 27th, 2016
Cameron Porter

Textbook Savennieres. Weighty, powerful, but great cut. Prominent leesiness and a lot of bruised apple. Killer for the price.

Textbook Savennieres. Weighty, powerful, but great cut. Prominent leesiness and a lot of bruised apple. Killer for the price.

Feb 5th, 2016
Nicolas Montigelli

With Evelyne de Pontbriand.

With Evelyne de Pontbriand.

Oct 19th, 2016
Spencer Dodd

Really good! Tons of acidity and a smidge if sweetness made many people guess a trialing unenthusiastically, but all enjoyed it. A little different from what I was expecting but highly recommended!

Really good! Tons of acidity and a smidge if sweetness made many people guess a trialing unenthusiastically, but all enjoyed it. A little different from what I was expecting but highly recommended!

Feb 10th, 2019
Andrew Schirmer

Infanticide can be delicious...so succulent. Brimming with intelligence, still a bit of youthful tartness, nose is honeysuckle and funk. Palate is honeyed grapefruit, fungus, slate, zinging acidity, long finish. Brains AND beauty.

Infanticide can be delicious...so succulent. Brimming with intelligence, still a bit of youthful tartness, nose is honeysuckle and funk. Palate is honeyed grapefruit, fungus, slate, zinging acidity, long finish. Brains AND beauty.

Jan 22nd, 2019
Dusty Lockhart

Silky, creamy and highly acidic. Comfy blanket of deliciousness.

Silky, creamy and highly acidic. Comfy blanket of deliciousness.

Oct 22nd, 2018