Nicolas Joly

Clos de la Coulée de Serrant Savennières Chenin Blanc

9.377 ratings
9.340 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
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Medium gold color. Crazy nose with notes of pineapple, tangerine, stones and some soil. Sweet pit fruit and amazing texture in the mouth. Guessed mid 80s Leflaive. Was happy being wrong with that guess. Fun wine.

Tasted blind. Medium gold color. Crazy nose with notes of pineapple, tangerine, stones and some soil. Sweet pit fruit and amazing texture in the mouth. Guessed mid 80s Leflaive. Was happy being wrong with that guess. Fun wine.

Apr 27th, 2019
Gilbert Van Hassel

This wine is so inconsistent but When you get a good bottle it can be outstanding. We got lucky, slightly maderized, honey suckle, good balance between acidity and sweetness. Vibrant after 22 years.

This wine is so inconsistent but When you get a good bottle it can be outstanding. We got lucky, slightly maderized, honey suckle, good balance between acidity and sweetness. Vibrant after 22 years.

Jul 15th, 2018
Bryan Garcia

Sales Grand Cru Selections

8.9

Probably should've decanted this....YESTERDAY.

Probably should've decanted this....YESTERDAY.

2 people found it helpfulMar 20th, 2015
Jason Chang

Proprietor NINE SUNS Winery, HOUYI Vineyard

9.5

One of my favs. Very consistent vintage over the years.

One of my favs. Very consistent vintage over the years.

Apr 30th, 2017
Rebecca Fletcher

Ripe yellow Apple and pear. Minerality. Honey, butter, lemon, and wet stone. M+ acid. M body. Bit bitter on the front palate. Honeycomb, m+ finish and complexity.

Ripe yellow Apple and pear. Minerality. Honey, butter, lemon, and wet stone. M+ acid. M body. Bit bitter on the front palate. Honeycomb, m+ finish and complexity.

Feb 23rd, 2016
BurgundyFan

Wow, complex, some toffee notes, funghi and wax on flavors, then on palate a lot of structure, high acidity, wax again in a very civilized 12.5% and a looong....looong finish

Wow, complex, some toffee notes, funghi and wax on flavors, then on palate a lot of structure, high acidity, wax again in a very civilized 12.5% and a looong....looong finish

Feb 14th, 2016
Alex Alan

Wine Director Hotel Delmano

8.9

Nice to get this with a little age on it. Open for a couple days and could go on for many more days and still hold it together. Thanks for bringing this @Corkhoarder

Nice to get this with a little age on it. Open for a couple days and could go on for many more days and still hold it together. Thanks for bringing this @Corkhoarder

Mar 23rd, 2015
Todd Gottula

Partner/Vintner Ernest Vineyards

9.0

Let this wine evolve - that's part of the magic. Reductive at first and then it morphs like a butterfly into a beautiful almost creamy expression of silky fruit.

Let this wine evolve - that's part of the magic. Reductive at first and then it morphs like a butterfly into a beautiful almost creamy expression of silky fruit.

Dec 25th, 2014
Sean Nelson

Cleanest bottle of Coulée de Serrant I've had. Wish I'd had a chance to see it open up.

Cleanest bottle of Coulée de Serrant I've had. Wish I'd had a chance to see it open up.

Dec 10th, 2014
Michael Hildbold

Super acid, with waxy Chenin character and mild oxidation presenting as caramel and toffee. Interesting wine.

Super acid, with waxy Chenin character and mild oxidation presenting as caramel and toffee. Interesting wine.

Sep 9th, 2014