Nicolas Joly

Clos de la Coulée de Serrant Savennières Chenin Blanc

9.2931 ratings
9.2389 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
Tom Elliot

Founder Northwest Wines

9.3

I sure do like a good Chenin Blanc on occasion.

I sure do like a good Chenin Blanc on occasion.

May 30th, 2022
Mike Saviage

Medium gold color. High pitched nose. Notes of lemon, apricot, stones and some spice. Rich in the mouth, with ample acidity although the structure, fruit and acidity combo feels like this has some good age. There's a slight mustiness too. Really good. Guessed 86 Ramonet Ruchottes.

Medium gold color. High pitched nose. Notes of lemon, apricot, stones and some spice. Rich in the mouth, with ample acidity although the structure, fruit and acidity combo feels like this has some good age. There's a slight mustiness too. Really good. Guessed 86 Ramonet Ruchottes.

Oct 16th, 2021
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.1

Should have decanted this a day earlier

Should have decanted this a day earlier

May 7th, 2021
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.2

Zinggg ⚡️⚡️⚡️

Zinggg ⚡️⚡️⚡️

Jan 4th, 2021
Bob McDonald

Mid yellow in colour with greenish tinges. An oxidative Sherry like note. Mouldy ripe apple and apricot with a honeyed nuance. On the palate a full bodied white with a syrupy note. Ripe fruit developing a hefty 15.5% ABV. The delicious ripeness of the fruit hiding the high alcohol to an extent. This vineyard has a fascinating history. The Coulee de Serrant vineyard is a controlled appellation of only 7 hectares. The vineyard was planted in 1130 by Cistercian monks and today consists of vines aged from 35 to 80 years old. This Serrant wine was celebrated by Louis XI and Louis XIV as one of the best French white wines.

Mid yellow in colour with greenish tinges. An oxidative Sherry like note. Mouldy ripe apple and apricot with a honeyed nuance. On the palate a full bodied white with a syrupy note. Ripe fruit developing a hefty 15.5% ABV. The delicious ripeness of the fruit hiding the high alcohol to an extent. This vineyard has a fascinating history. The Coulee de Serrant vineyard is a controlled appellation of only 7 hectares. The vineyard was planted in 1130 by Cistercian monks and today consists of vines aged from 35 to 80 years old. This Serrant wine was celebrated by Louis XI and Louis XIV as one of the best French white wines.

Nov 22nd, 2020
Lee Pitofsky

Amber in color, drinking quite well. It’s a bit exotic, and alcohol is a little elevated. Bruised yellow apples, orange oil, a touch of oxidative notes, baked hazelnuts and acacia honey. Persistent finish.

Amber in color, drinking quite well. It’s a bit exotic, and alcohol is a little elevated. Bruised yellow apples, orange oil, a touch of oxidative notes, baked hazelnuts and acacia honey. Persistent finish.

Sep 22nd, 2020
Shengli Hu

Notes to come

Notes to come

Sep 1st, 2020
Shengli Hu

notes to come

notes to come

Sep 1st, 2020
Gilbert Van Hassel

Less oxidation than I remember from 90s and early 2000s. Typical biodynamic color (straw yellow) and nose.

Less oxidation than I remember from 90s and early 2000s. Typical biodynamic color (straw yellow) and nose.

Jun 19th, 2020
Gregory Fulchiero

Ridiculous. One glass should take an hour to ponder, swish, swirl, sip and discuss. Intense.

Ridiculous. One glass should take an hour to ponder, swish, swirl, sip and discuss. Intense.

Apr 21st, 2020