Tasting Note                         

89   2012  Domaine du Closel  Savennieres La Jalousie  (Loire)   2/8/15 ($20)

 100% Chenin Blanc  14.5% alc
Color: Medium yellow. (3.0) Bouquet: Beeswax, pollen and minerals with lychee nut and green apple fruit. (3.0) Body: Light heavyweight with excellent acidity and VG fruit. Coats mouth very nicely. (3.0) Flavor: Parallels bouquet, but more flamboyant. (3.0) Finish: Parallels bouquet with tartness and slight bitterness lingering. (2.5)
Overall: A fine Savennieres with a very strong personality driven by chalky minerality, beeswax, lycee nut and green apple. A little austere at this point and maybe slightly lacking in fruit. It has a hint of botrytus, similar to the 2011, but doesn't have the balance or fruit concentration of the last vintage. Needs time, give it 3-6 years to come together. If drinking now, decant a few hours. (14.5)

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