2014 Saumur (Chenin Blanc)
The 2014 vintage displays a crystal-clear, bright, straw colour, with silver-green beams. The nose combines concentration, freshness, generosity, and power evolving into composite scents of fruits, flowers and plants for lovely freshness. The 2014 Clos Romans offers white, yellow, and exotic fruit notes -apple, pear, or even peach- as well as floral and citrus aromas altogether enhanced with vegetal hints: jasmine, bergamot, ginger, or even fern.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Fermented and aged for ten months in 400-liter oak barrels, the 2014 Clos Romans is a remarkably pure, dense, fresh and chalky Chenin Blanc full of tension and character. The wine is concentrated, aromatic and complex, but also lean, very pure and salty on the palate; surely a wine for advanced wine lovers who love the iodine flavor of the ocean and oysters, and do not care about fruit and charming roundness. Provided with an almost austere mineral grip, the Clos Romans finishes with an enormous freshness, salinity and density, but no richness. The aftertaste is salty and delivers orange flavors and a lot of grip.