Nicolas Joly

Les Vieux Clos Savennières Chenin Blanc

8.822 ratings
8.75 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
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

7.0

Exceedingly oxidized: bright copper/topaz in color with flavors of apple vinegar and stale beer. Not a good bottle.

Exceedingly oxidized: bright copper/topaz in color with flavors of apple vinegar and stale beer. Not a good bottle.

Jun 26th, 2016
Kat Thomas

Sommelier Rose.Rabbit.Lie

9.2

Surprised how great this was with my dumplings

Surprised how great this was with my dumplings

May 20th, 2016
Nicolas Bazinet

Merci Stéphanie. Un monstre :-)

Merci Stéphanie. Un monstre :-)

Jan 8th, 2015
AJ Gubser

You can tell this a natural wine on the nose. There's a fermentation driven note of plastic band-aid phenol preceded by classic white flower/potpourri.

Very rich, concentrated palate with a lot of sweet, baked apple and honey with that band-aid note on the finish. Mild acidity seems overmatched.

As much as I respect this producer's philosophy and skills, this was too sweet without enough acidity for me.

You can tell this a natural wine on the nose. There's a fermentation driven note of plastic band-aid phenol preceded by classic white flower/potpourri.

Very rich, concentrated palate with a lot of sweet, baked apple and honey with that band-aid note on the finish. Mild acidity seems overmatched.

As much as I respect this producer's philosophy and skills, this was too sweet without enough acidity for me.

Jan 20th, 2019
Craig Jenest

Served with...
Curry de Fenouil
Mille-Feuille

Served with...
Curry de Fenouil
Mille-Feuille

Apr 30th, 2018
Justin Hansohn

That wooly thing. Like a liquid wool sweater. I didn't quite get the reference until I drank this. Mouth full of tasty electric catterpillarsz.

That wooly thing. Like a liquid wool sweater. I didn't quite get the reference until I drank this. Mouth full of tasty electric catterpillarsz.

Nov 15th, 2016
Ron Siegel

Off the list at Roister. Nice fruit structure and acidity but wishing they offered the Coulee de Serrant

Off the list at Roister. Nice fruit structure and acidity but wishing they offered the Coulee de Serrant

Nov 3rd, 2016
Caitlan McSweeney

Honey, bruised fruit, pear, lees

Honey, bruised fruit, pear, lees

Oct 30th, 2016
Collin Moody

Killer waxy, oily, wooly Chenin.

Killer waxy, oily, wooly Chenin.

Feb 10th, 2016