Central Vineyards, Loire Valley

Domaine Robert Sérol

Oudan Côte Roannaise Gamay 2018

A fun gamay, Côte Roannaise. Vines managed in biodynamics. The color is brilliant ruby, the nose is very open, with a beautiful aromatic density on notes of ripe fruit, cherries and a floral touch. The palate is round, with a nice density typical of lightly processed wines .. a lot of elegance. The finish is discreetly persistent on very fine but very present tannins.

Un gamay plaisir, Côte Roannaise. Vignes conduites en biodynamie. La Robe est rubis brillante, le nez est très ouvert, avec une belle densité aromatique sur des notes de fruits mûrs, cerises et touche floral. La bouche est ronde, avec une belle densité typique des vins peu traités.. beaucoup d’élégance. La finale est discrètement persistante sur des tanins très fins mais bien présents.
— 17 days ago

Peter, Tom and 15 others liked this

Paul et Jean-Marc Pastou

La Côte de Sury Vieilles Vignes Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Stellar. Less ripe than most every other Chavignol Sancerre (ie. Pascal or Francois Cotat) - but true to the varietal and terroir. — 2 days ago

Romain, Chris and 1 other liked this

Domaine Pascal Cotat

La Grande Côte Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2019

J. Kim
9.2

The aroma is not the aggressive, one-dimensional, superficial kind one gets from the surface, but more pervasive, wider and deeper kind coming from the core layer of minerals. It has an internal complexity and a sense of Burgundian completeness and unity. — 4 days ago

Jae and Ira liked this

Domaine Grosbot-Barbara

S.A.S Prince Charles-Henri de Lobkowicz St. Pourçain Chardonnay Blend 2016

Lyle Fass
9.5

The inimitable Grosbot-Barbara Chardonnay Tressallier St. Pourcain blend. A favorite of mine. Nothing like it. Nose is really terrific. Like elite 1er Cru st. Aubin. Airy, mineral and so aromatically refined. Classy minerals. Really classy. This is such an elite wine. Subtle spice. Hint of framing oak. So good. Balanced and super pure. Juicy, structured, clean and electric. Rich and energetic with a knockout finish. Amazingly precise and deep. Such a brilliant wine. It’s like white burgundy crossed with Anjou Blanc. So good — 4 days ago

Neil, Aravind and 9 others liked this

Domaine Pascal Cotat

Les Monts Damnés Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Vulgar display of power. Absurd stone drenched structure with effortless delicacy, shimmering acidity, citrus pith, apple skin, sage and chamomile woven around it. Plenty of life ahead — 6 days ago

Pooneet, Neil and 14 others liked this

Gérard Boulay

Clos de Beaujeu Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Take two. Nose has intense and very high toned minerality, along with piercing gooseberry fruit. A hint of greengage. Intense in the mouth. Very intense. Strikingly mineral, but with a round texture. It’s got fruit and great minerality in equal measure, along with zinging acids. Great Sauvignon. Will age effortlessly for several more years. — 19 days ago

Angelo Casagrande
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Ira, Severn and 13 others liked this

Michel Redde et Fils

Les Tuilières Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Pale lemon with pleasant aromas of stone fruits, citrus, herb and honey notes. On the palate flavors of ripe peach and pear with lemon citrus, honeysuckle and nutty notes. Medium+ finish, good balance ending with juicy tangy mineral character. Nice! — 5 days ago

Alex, Jason and 4 others liked this

Domaine Vacheron

Sancerre Rouge Pinot Noir 2016

Ted
9.1

Cherry on the nose but you get some dark chocolate, coffee. I opened it at room temp but found it much better with a little chill. A little young for me but interesting none the less. I have another bottle and will let it sit for a while. — 9 days ago

Jeni
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Jeni, Mike and 8 others liked this

Domaine Vacheron

Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Ted
9.3

There is like a garden vegetable leaf thing going on. Tiny bit of lemon. This is really good. Not really sure if I have had any Sancerre before but looks like another region that will require some more bottles to be emptied. 😎 — 14 days ago

Jeni
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Ely, Dawn and 13 others liked this

La Perriere

Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Pale lemon with pronounced aromas of stone and citrus fruits with blossom spice. On the palate flavors of ripe peach, citrus and honeysuckle notes. Medium+ finish, good balance ending with fruit and flinty mineral character. — 19 days ago

Alex, Paul and 2 others liked this