Nicolas Joly, Loire

Les Vieux Clos, 2013



Grape Varieties: Chenin Blanc

Driven by energetic, near savage acidity and bracingly herbal aromas of quinine and menthol. Very, very persistent. Butterscotch comes through on the mid-palate, along with a mineral sensation. With air and a gentle rise in temperature, the wine takes on greater aromatic depth, revealing scents of chamomile and sweet herbal tea. A sense of sweetness – though the wine is nearly bone dry – continued to build in the flavor department. 
La Revue du Vin de France : 16 points, Wine & Spirit: 90 points, Jamie Goode; 90 points