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Domaine du Closel-Château des Vaults Clos du Papillon Savennières Chenin Blanc 2013

Ratings on Delectable

Casey Curbow Delectable Pro

Sales Associate Windsor Wine Merchants

Screaming at the moment. Richest Savennières I’ve had.

Screaming at the moment. Richest Savennières I’ve had.

9.4

Jordan Wardlaw Delectable Pro

This is a journey in a glass. Pure golden color with great reflection. Massive floral aromatics with honey and apricots, hints of petrol (botrytis perhaps) and ripe mango. Soft, sweet tropical fruit on the entry drying out on the mid palate with a slightly bruised golden apple character, offering a rounded mouthfeel (sur lie aging). Subtle minerality on the finish, brings an herbal tea component in wonderful contrast to the almost pillowy texture on the mid palate. Med + body, high acidity, moderate alcohol, extremely versatile and food friendly. Technical notes notwithstanding, this is a Chenin Blanc of such remarkable complexity, finesse, power and balance; the sheer range and magnitude of flavors and aromas make it very difficult to describe. Pure, classic, regal. Simply lovely.

This is a journey in a glass. Pure golden color with great reflection. Massive floral aromatics with honey and apricots, hints of petrol (botrytis perhaps) and ripe mango. Soft, sweet tropical fruit on the entry drying out on the mid palate with a slightly bruised golden apple character, offering a rounded mouthfeel (sur lie aging). Subtle minerality on the finish, brings an herbal tea component in wonderful contrast to the almost pillowy texture on the mid palate. Med + body, high acidity, moderate alcohol, extremely versatile and food friendly. Technical notes notwithstanding, this is a Chenin Blanc of such remarkable complexity, finesse, power and balance; the sheer range and magnitude of flavors and aromas make it very difficult to describe. Pure, classic, regal. Simply lovely.

9.7

Nicolas Montigelli Delectable Pro

With Evelyne de Pontbriand.

With Evelyne de Pontbriand.

Corey Zamora, CSW Delectable Pro

Classic Chenin blanc. Oily, slightly bruised apple and honey. #Chenin #closel #savennières

Classic Chenin blanc. Oily, slightly bruised apple and honey. #Chenin #closel #savennières

9.3

Matthew Denci

Absolutely lovely nose, rich, golden, botrytised wax, a bit of chenin funk but it's nice here, stewed peaches or pears. Round in the mouth but with acid drive and then an opulent finish. Delicious

Absolutely lovely nose, rich, golden, botrytised wax, a bit of chenin funk but it's nice here, stewed peaches or pears. Round in the mouth but with acid drive and then an opulent finish. Delicious

9.3

Stuart Pollack

Wow. The 2013 Clos du Papillon is just a perfect Chenin Blanc. Oxidative nose, complex flavors of pear and honey.

Wow. The 2013 Clos du Papillon is just a perfect Chenin Blanc. Oxidative nose, complex flavors of pear and honey.

9.7

Julian Sciascia

Rich honey buttery smooth finish

Rich honey buttery smooth finish

9.3

Mike Evans

Honey, floral, a delicious fresh vine, and melon, it is rich but well-balanced by acidity. It gets tarter with air and more minerality appears, it is perfectly tasty now but should reward at least modest aging.

Honey, floral, a delicious fresh vine, and melon, it is rich but well-balanced by acidity. It gets tarter with air and more minerality appears, it is perfectly tasty now but should reward at least modest aging.

9.2

Anna Vocaturo Delectable Pro

Toasted wheat on the nose, honey, honeysuckle, chamomile, citrus, creamy texture

Toasted wheat on the nose, honey, honeysuckle, chamomile, citrus, creamy texture

9.8

Erik Tennyson

Vintage 2013... So good. Cheesy with some pineapple, quince... Little saline. Rich mouthfeel, bright acidity...

Vintage 2013... So good. Cheesy with some pineapple, quince... Little saline. Rich mouthfeel, bright acidity...

9.5

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