Domaine Du Closel Château Des Vaults

Domaine du Closel-Château des Vaults

La Jalousie Savennières Chenin Blanc

Wonderfully round with veal sweetbreads and turbot at La Trompette — 2 months ago

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Domaine du Closel-Château des Vaults

Cuvée Isa Moelleux Savennières Chenin Blanc

Deep gold. Abundant nose of dried apples and golden raisins. Sturdy full-bodied palate echoes the nose with a hint of yellow flowers. Strikingly firm acidity from entry to finish. Has clearly held up well over the decades, and is showing graciously now. A tasty treat in its own, but really shines paired with tarte tatin. — 3 years ago

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Thx. What year Byron?

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. — 4 months ago

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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!

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. — 10 months ago

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Domaine du Closel

Demoiselle aux Yeux d’Or Chenin Blanc

Really enjoyed this chenin sparkler. Hope to find some for thanksgiving. — 3 years ago

Neil, Bob and 4 others liked this
Scott Petrus

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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. — 6 months ago

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Domaine du Closel-Château des Vaults

Clos du Papillon Savennières Chenin Blanc 2013

Honey, beeswax, intensely floral and aromatic. Complex, peach, apricot, honey and citrus peel palate. Long finish. Outstanding. — 9 months ago

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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. — 2 years ago

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