Nicolas Joly

Les Vieux Clos Savennières Chenin Blanc

9.091 ratings
9.134 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
Daniel McGeough

Such food wine!!!!

Such food wine!!!!

Apr 25th, 2018
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.3

Thank you @Lee Lightfoot this was off the hook. You really need to 'get' this wine to like it but Man I really like it. We decanted for an hour and it was still huge. Dark dark yellow / nearly orange in color. Turpentine on the Rose with reduced mandarin orange on the nose. This wine will last forever. As I'm writing this note (2 days later) I can literally taste it again in my mouth. Very memorable

Thank you @Lee Lightfoot this was off the hook. You really need to 'get' this wine to like it but Man I really like it. We decanted for an hour and it was still huge. Dark dark yellow / nearly orange in color. Turpentine on the Rose with reduced mandarin orange on the nose. This wine will last forever. As I'm writing this note (2 days later) I can literally taste it again in my mouth. Very memorable

Dec 19th, 2017
Mike Dombrow

Buyer Sunfish Cellars

9.6

Biodynamic Delights!

Biodynamic Delights!

1 person found it helpfulJun 22nd, 2014
jake aziz

Lol, so weird. I'll give it another three or four days.

Lol, so weird. I'll give it another three or four days.

May 13th, 2016
Antonio Gianola

A bit over macerated for the vintage. Oddly a bit tired. Usually the wines sing but this just had one note

A bit over macerated for the vintage. Oddly a bit tired. Usually the wines sing but this just had one note

Apr 11th, 2016
Adam Nelson

Super wooly and cheesy.

Super wooly and cheesy.

Dec 7th, 2015
Paul Cunningham

Blogger iheartaustria.com

8.9

Interesting, strange, and delicious.

Interesting, strange, and delicious.

Jun 12th, 2015
David deLaski

Such an intriguing geeky wine! So full bodied it throws everything at you but finishes very clean and refreshing. Dark gold color oxidized notes on nose, pear honey mineral Chenin Loire feels weighty and the 14.5% alc is quite noticable.

Such an intriguing geeky wine! So full bodied it throws everything at you but finishes very clean and refreshing. Dark gold color oxidized notes on nose, pear honey mineral Chenin Loire feels weighty and the 14.5% alc is quite noticable.

Apr 9th, 2015
Max Gottesfeld

Apple cider vinegar and beeswax with stone fruits and honey. Good.

Apple cider vinegar and beeswax with stone fruits and honey. Good.

Apr 7th, 2015
Napa Valley Wine Academy

A Chenin Blanc from one of the pioneers in Biodynamic farming., Nicolas Joly. This Loire valley Chenin Blanc from Savennieres show just how versatile this grape truly is. Give the wines of Savennieres time to develop with age as it is then that they reveal their true potential.

A Chenin Blanc from one of the pioneers in Biodynamic farming., Nicolas Joly. This Loire valley Chenin Blanc from Savennieres show just how versatile this grape truly is. Give the wines of Savennieres time to develop with age as it is then that they reveal their true potential.

Mar 14th, 2015