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Wines from the other Joly
25 Mar 2011 by Tamlyn Currin
See The tale of the other Joly for the background to the wines described below. Dudley & de Fleury, who have a knack for finding little unexpected treasures,  import them into the UK. Prices quoted are retail including VAT. Virgile Joly, Saturne 2008 Coteaux du Languedoc  16.5 Drink 2011-13 100% Grenache Blanc. Eight months in cuves. Nutty, dusty, the smell of pears and wild grass and mimosa blossom. Pincer-like acidity, that acacia/mimosa note again. Broad on the palate and yet sharply drawn with a line of white-stone minerality. Lovely definition and texture. Surprisingly low alcohol considering the...

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