Dienstag, 12. August 2014

Wine of the month (August) - THE Recommendation! - Domaine du Closel Clos du Papillon 2011

These days we refresh WineInspector. In the last three years, we changed many things, but some things have fallen by the wayside. In the future this blog will be less neutral and more emotional. For neutral tastings, we offer the WineInspector Magazine. I hope you like the blog's new style.

There are many great wines in the world, but when I rate one of them with 90 or even more points, it doesn't mean, that I like him. Sometimes structure and precision impress me, but I would never buy it for me. But of course there are some wines, I really like, independently from the rating. Some of them, I only like in certain vintages, other ones I like in nearly every year. Today I show you one of my all time favourites: The Clos du Papillon of Domaine du Closel. I liked every vintage I tasted, but this year, it is pure love. The 2011 vintage may not be the best vintage of Clos du Papillon you have ever seen, but it is the one, I love the most. 

Domaine du Closel Clos du Papillon AOC 2011:
The Clos du Papillon is always a highlight for me. It matured 24 months in barriques and appears bright straw yellow in colour with golden glints. The 2011 vintage is really stunning. Its style is somewhere between the 2008 vintage on the one hand and 2009 and 2010 vintages on the other hand. The bouquet is very creamy and sweet and gives you the feel of Savennières’ origins: an appellation of predominantly sweet wines. Being drybone on the palate, it represents the modern Savennières style there. The 2011 vintage is very complex. Expressive flavours of apricot, almond and white flowers intermixed with honey, lemon, wood and deep minerality go perfectly hand in hand. The vibrant acidity is always present and gives the wine an overwhelming dynamic from the beginning to the end. Full bodied, well-balanced and a long aftertaste. I highly recommend this beauty! It is one of my all-time favourites. Drink: 2014-2024.
Rating: 91+ points.

Domaine du Closel Clos du Papillon AOC 2011:
Der Clos du Papillon ist jedes Jahr ein Highlight für mich. Er reifte 24 Monate in Barriques und besitzt eine leuchtend strohgelbe Farbe mit goldgelbem Schimmer. Der 2011er Jahrgang ist wahrlich beeindruckend. Die Stilistik liegt irgendwo zwischen dem 2008er Jahrgang auf der einen und dem 2009er und 2010er Jahrgang auf der anderen Seite. Das Bouquet ist sehr cremig und süß und erinnert an die Ursprünge Savennières: als Appellation von Süßweinen. Der knochentrockene Stil im Mund repräsentiert den modernen Savennières Stil. Der 2011er Jahrgang ist äußerst complex. Expressive Aromen von Aprikose, Mandel und weißen Blumen, gepaart mit Honig, Zitrone, Holz und tiefer Mineralität greifen perfekt ineinander. Die lebhafte Säure ist die ganze Zeit präsent und verleiht dem Wein vom Anfang bis zum Ende eine wahnsinnige Dynamik. Voller Körper, gute Balance und ein langer Abgang. Ich kann diesen Wein einfach nur empfehlen. Er ist einer meiner Allzeitfavoriten.
WineInspector-Wertung: 91+

Samstag, 9. August 2014

New design!

Dear WineInspector readers,

after we used the current design since our very beginning, we decided to refresh WineInspector for you. Therefore we start with a new logo and hope, you enjoy it. 

I uploaded the version without transparency, but there is also one version with transparency. You are allowed to use our new logo for free. But please let us know, where you use(d) it.

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