Nicolas Joly

Les Vieux Clos Savennières Chenin Blanc

8.929 ratings
8.716 pro ratings
Savennières, Anjou-Saumur, Loire Valley, France
Chenin Blanc
Top Notes For
Scott Wren

I’m mixed on this bottle. It was rich and honeyed and totally its own thing but had a little too much of that oxed nutty flavor. Drinking like sherry which doesn’t thrill me.

I’m mixed on this bottle. It was rich and honeyed and totally its own thing but had a little too much of that oxed nutty flavor. Drinking like sherry which doesn’t thrill me.

Jan 22nd, 2019
Nico J. Snyman

There is some acidity, but other than that it's like drinking apple juice, I applaud the strong biodynamic focus, but if there isn't some sort of balance to them I don't know if I can support them.

There is some acidity, but other than that it's like drinking apple juice, I applaud the strong biodynamic focus, but if there isn't some sort of balance to them I don't know if I can support them.

Aug 4th, 2016
Byron C Mayes

Bright gold in the glass. Dried pome and wet straw on the nose. Baked quince, straw, dried flowers on the palate. Medium plus acidity and a wee bit of spritz on the tongue. Full body. Medium long finish.

Bright gold in the glass. Dried pome and wet straw on the nose. Baked quince, straw, dried flowers on the palate. Medium plus acidity and a wee bit of spritz on the tongue. Full body. Medium long finish.

Aug 28th, 2015
Kyle Doucet-Walter

#asp

Mar 10th, 2015
Byron C Mayes

Deep gold in the glass. Nose of honeyed straw and dried apples. Full, mouth filling palate of dried apple, honey powder, and fading white flowers. Acidity is very present, but this is a really fat wine. I feel like I've eaten a biscuit after one glass.

Deep gold in the glass. Nose of honeyed straw and dried apples. Full, mouth filling palate of dried apple, honey powder, and fading white flowers. Acidity is very present, but this is a really fat wine. I feel like I've eaten a biscuit after one glass.

Aug 1st, 2014
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

8.3

Pretty simple flavors, tilting towards candied stone fruits and grilled lemons, fading into a dry, fresh and mineral-lazed finish, where alcohol becomes way too evident.

Pretty simple flavors, tilting towards candied stone fruits and grilled lemons, fading into a dry, fresh and mineral-lazed finish, where alcohol becomes way too evident.

Jul 15th, 2014
Jeff Burrows

don't judge until an hour of decanting. oxidized nose, nice flavor. works for me.

don't judge until an hour of decanting. oxidized nose, nice flavor. works for me.

Oct 15th, 2013
Erik Sjolund

Super delicious. Good acidity n a fruity sweetness. Pear, apricot n a little oxidation w molten leaves. Straw! N honey.

Super delicious. Good acidity n a fruity sweetness. Pear, apricot n a little oxidation w molten leaves. Straw! N honey.

Dec 31st, 2016
Jake Schepps

Dig it after 3 days open! #nicolasjoly #joly

Dig it after 3 days open! #nicolasjoly #joly

Aug 2nd, 2013
Eliot Fagley

Holy. Crap.

Holy. Crap.

Jul 12th, 2013