2020 Montlouis-Sur-Loire Clos Mosny, Domaine de la Taille aux Loups, Jacky Blot

2020 Montlouis-Sur-Loire Clos Mosny, Domaine de la Taille aux Loups, Jacky Blot

Clos Mosny is a monopole vineyard, and consistently one of our favourites from Jacky. The nose is restrained and taut, followed by a deliciously chalky green edginess on the palate. Just a hint of new oak adds a creaminess to the texture. Very long on the finish.

Critic score
96/100 info
In stock
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock

Wine details

  • Region & country
    Montlouis, Touraine, Loire, France
  • Grape
    Chenin Blanc
  • Maturity
    Ready 2022 - 2033info
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV

Tasting notes

The rich and concentrated but still youthful 2020 Clos de Mosny has complex aromas of butter, honey and vanilla and is richly textured with a seamless balance. It has the potential to age for at least two decades. More than 30 years after starting from modest means, Jacky and Joëlle Blot have established the Domaine de la Taille aux Loups in Moutlouis as one of the great Loire domaines. Their son Jean-Philippe is now increasingly taking over the running of the domaine. Jacky’s passion is dry white Chenin vinified in barriques, with no residual sugar and no malolactic fermentation. Increasingly the accent is on single vineyard wines with their own character – wines of great purity that age brilliantly. Starting in the late 1980s with 7ha, the domaine now has more than 60ha mainly in Montlouis but with two parcels in Vouvray. The latest substantial acquisition was the Clos de Mosny, a 12ha, walled, south-facing vineyard in the southern part of the appellation, in autumn 2010.

Jim Budd, Decanter (March 2022)

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