Domaine du Closel-Château des Vaults La Jalousie Savennières Chenin Blanc 2014

9.010 ratings on Delectable

Ratings on Delectable

Cameron Porter Delectable Pro

Textbook Savennieres. Weighty, powerful, but great cut. Prominent leesiness and a lot of bruised apple. Killer for the price.

Textbook Savennieres. Weighty, powerful, but great cut. Prominent leesiness and a lot of bruised apple. Killer for the price.

9.1

Nicolas Montigelli Delectable Pro

With Evelyne de Pontbriand.

With Evelyne de Pontbriand.

Robert Elliott

Kind of concentrated, nose is tight, unyielding with just mineral and undefined notes suggesting bruised fruit skin. opens up with a green mulberry in the texture and a viscous mineral acidity – tastes of slate and even a slight pungent "barnyard" salinity - caramelized onion? None of the waxy honeyed lanolin which usually characterizes Savennieres. One of the most vexing bottles I've had in a long while. Not wholly satisfying. Interesting. I'm convinced I'm drinking this way too early.

Kind of concentrated, nose is tight, unyielding with just mineral and undefined notes suggesting bruised fruit skin. opens up with a green mulberry in the texture and a viscous mineral acidity – tastes of slate and even a slight pungent "barnyard" salinity - caramelized onion? None of the waxy honeyed lanolin which usually characterizes Savennieres. One of the most vexing bottles I've had in a long while. Not wholly satisfying. Interesting. I'm convinced I'm drinking this way too early.

8.3

Erik Nordman

Such an amazing Chenin, probably best I've ever had so far. Has such a richness and yet is still so nimble and focused. Great complexity and density. High acid, medium body with some supple oily texture from lees contact as well. Pours a medium, translucent gold color. Nose reveals high concentration of bruised yellow apple and Anjou pear, wooly lanolin character, beeswax and raw honey, chalky minerality, honeysuckle and chamomile, and an almost soy sauce-esque funky umami character. Palate echoes the nose almost identically but is just a touch leaner and chalkier. Dry but not totally bone dry. Such an incredible white wine for a snowy winter night like tonight.

Such an amazing Chenin, probably best I've ever had so far. Has such a richness and yet is still so nimble and focused. Great complexity and density. High acid, medium body with some supple oily texture from lees contact as well. Pours a medium, translucent gold color. Nose reveals high concentration of bruised yellow apple and Anjou pear, wooly lanolin character, beeswax and raw honey, chalky minerality, honeysuckle and chamomile, and an almost soy sauce-esque funky umami character. Palate echoes the nose almost identically but is just a touch leaner and chalkier. Dry but not totally bone dry. Such an incredible white wine for a snowy winter night like tonight.

9.3

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