Château Joly

Nicolas Joly

Clos de la Bergerie Savennières Roche aux Moines Chenin Blanc 2014

Okay, so there are haters out there that don’t appreciate Joly’s approach to winemaking and question his vineyard practices. Something about his commitment to biodynamics and not doing his vineyards justice. Well, people are entitled their opinions and if those opinions keep his wines away from some people, that’s okay because it just means more for me. The 2014 Clos de la Bergerie is a wine of tremendous soul. For the uninitiated, it’s going to bend the mind. Visually, it pours an almost alarming, burnished gold color that is slightly turbid. On the nose and the palate, it’s a wonder. Bruised apples, marmalade, honeysuckle, lanolin…whoa. The acid makes the whole thing work so well. This is drinking really well right now but I expect these will drink well over the next 5-10 years…possibly more. These wines really need a crazy amount of air. Like…insane. I really wish I could drink them more often. Unfortunately, I’m not that privileged. — 13 days ago

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Ely Cohn

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Great write up. Adore Joly 💪
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@Ely Cohn thank you!

Domaine Albert Joly

Les Charmes Puligny Montrachet Chardonnay 2017

Enjoyable floral notes in the bouquet complement the rich minerality and hints of Asian pear on the palette. Wonderful wine to start a meal! — a year ago

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Foissy Joly

Cuvée Coup de Coeur Champagne Blend 2013

16.5/20 (90/100) Спелый яблоки и груша, слива, сдоба. Заметная сладость, высокая кислотность. Фруктовое во вкусе. Приятное во всех отношениях шампанское. — 2 years ago

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Nicolas Joly

Clos de la Coulée de Serrant Savennières Chenin Blanc 2020

Medium gold, the nose explodes with precise aromas of honeysuckle, jasmine, lemon balm, white peach, yellow apple, nectarine, orange zest, pineapple, crushed rocks and a pinch of matcha. Bone dry and full-bodied, with a soft texture and bracing acidity, the 2020 Clos de la Coulée de Serrant from grand master Nicolas Joly closes with a long, lingering finish. This energetic wine is heavily loaded with fruit concentration and complexity, yet it has a striking freshness to it. Spectacular! Drink now until 2050. — a month ago

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I was considering opening a 2018 on Saturday. You might have convinced me to go along with that plan next weekend then 😊
Nicolas Greinacher

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Nice! But I can’t say if the 2018 is as approachable as was 2020 today.

Domaine Virgile Joly

Vin De Pays D'Oc Bourret

Beautiful Naked Wines bottle, favourite one we have had from them — a year ago

Domaine du Clos de l'Elu

Bastingage Anjou Chenin Blanc

A great, yet kinda simple CB. My kind w the tropix but also wool n almost waxiness. Demands a little air but saved us from a corked Joly (1996). — 2 years ago

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Nicolas Joly

Les Vieux Clos Savennières Chenin Blanc 2018

Cathy Corison
8.9

Felicia Woytak/ Grandes Dames. WIW. My 4th, group 6th. Botrytis, honey. Slightly sweet — 17 days ago

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Ronchi di Cialla

Colli Orientali del Friuli Cialla Bianco 2013

This is a very funky wine, similar to a Joly Chenin. Yellow apples, pear, orange, lemon, tangerine, beeswax. — 2 years ago

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