Domaine Du Closel Château Des Vaults

Domaine du Closel-Château des Vaults

La Jalousie Savennières Chenin Blanc 2020

Quite stony on the nose , green apple , wet wool. On the palate fills out well with more green fruits , apple , pear and quince with a creamy , slightly waxy character to go with the flinty , saline and stony notes . Good balanced acidity and decent , honey tinged finish . Enjoyable now though will age well over the next 10 -15 years or so . — 3 months ago

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Domaine Huet

Clos du Bourg Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2019

Huet always sets a high bar and here’s another wine where the estate vaults to new heights. So floral. So much floral intrigue, it’s baroque and achingly beautiful. I don’t think any Chenin I’ve tasted has the level of floral definition of Domaine Huet’s best. And always of course just the right acid and texture, some lemon, a touch of honey and always high-toned and weightless. Effortless balance. Or rather, just plain in-service-to-the terroir, sane, zen (egoless) and restrained winemaking. — 2 years ago

Tom, Peter and 38 others liked this

Bonny Doon Vineyard

Le Cigare Volant Red Rhone Blend 2018

2018 vintage. Gets that little lift on the finish from the Mourvèdre that vaults this wine to a 9.2. Reminiscent of a few of the late ‘80’s/early 90’s vintages. A keeper. Need to cellar 3-4 bottles to trot out in 15-20 years. — 3 years ago

Ericsson, Mike and 2 others liked this

Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain)

Clos Romans Saumur Chenin Blanc 2020

The 2020 version of this cuvée once again notches into my top white wines ever. Elements are in balance and working with vim and vigor. Body is full, acid is bright and crystalline but somehow tender (that’s relative - it is still scorching). And the texture is world class. The floral and confectionary perfumes that emerge in time layered over wool and slate simply steal the show.

New Year, and let’s be honest the world seems to be hurtling past the point of no return into a black hole of shit, but I’m thankful for Roches Neuves / Boudignon / Huet / Closel and the other guiding lights of Loire Chenin, making what I maintain is some of the best wine on earth and selling it for a pittance (even at $80 this is a value) Until everyone else wises up, I will just be over here with my other Chenin zealots (here’s looking at you
@Peter van den Besselaar ) nursing bottles of Saumur, Savennieres and Anjou and laughing at our good fortune. Not dry, #cheninjanuary
— a year ago

Andrew, Vanessa and 33 others liked this
Josh Morgenthau

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@Andrew Schirmer if have more than three bottles and are planning on tracking the progression, this can be enjoyed with a big glass and lots of air now, otherwise I’d wait a few years if you can!
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🍀🙏 Happy New Year Josh
Andrew Schirmer

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@Josh Morgenthau we have just 3 - will wait. @Peter van den Besselaar happy NY to you, sir!

Pott Wines (Aaron & Claire Pott and Daughters)

Actaeon Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2014

Very good tonight. Magenta/purple in the glass with a nice brilliance. A dizzying array of fruit, with the red spectrum featured. Tar, some floral (violet) notes beautifully balanced and a long, pleasing finish. While it is powerful, there is an elegance which vaults it to the next level. I’d say my favorite of Mr. Pott’s wines. — 4 years ago

Paul, Tim and 15 others liked this

Domaine du Closel

Belle-Dame Chenin Blanc 2017

Some people drank this in 2020…you should really try it in 2022. The wait has done wonders! — 2 years ago

Domaine des Baumard

Clos du Papillon Savennières Chenin Blanc 2013

No formal notes - WOTN for me. Closel I had had but Baumard takes the cake. Fabulous. Layers of flavour—stone, beautiful fruit, haunting wine. — 2 years ago

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Aravind A

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Best Clos du Papillon I've ever had...just in a great spot. Just off-dry for my palate, but a gorgeous pairing with great company!

Domaine du Closel

Demoiselle aux Yeux d’Or Chenin Blanc

Really enjoyed this chenin sparkler. Hope to find some for thanksgiving. — 4 years ago

Neil, Bob and 4 others liked this
Scott Petrus

Scott Petrus

Bubble size?
Ted Corvey

Ted Corvey