Domaine Vacheron

Domaine Vacheron

Sancerre Le Paradis Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Domaine Vacheron, as per usual, does not let down. I am more impressed with the price/quality levels of the AVA Sancerre for its crisp freshness but intrigueing simplicity. But this is truly "Turn't Up like a Mutha Truckah". Slate Chalkrock and bright fruit tones of white cherries. Mineralogy and acidity roided out on this. Crisp yet rich. Bomb bomb level 5 — 6 days ago

Domaine Vacheron

Les Roches Sancerre AOC Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Friskt och fruktigt. Smak av gröna äpplen citron. — 6 months ago

Domaine Vacheron

Le Rosé 2017

Delicious Rose. Delicate but firm. Great structural balance. Makes for superb Asian food wine. — 9 months ago

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Domaine Vacheron

Guigne-Chèvres Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc

The Denali of Loire valley SB — 3 years ago

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Domaine Vacheron

Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Check my previous notes /2015 entry level Sancerre - great representation of the appellation - this wine is blossoming lime citrus flowers , amazing aromatics — 20 days ago

Ira, Amr and 3 others liked this

Le Clos du Caillou / Domaine du Caillou

Cuvée Unique Vieilles Vignes Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2011

David T
9.3

This is an insiders wine. You have study, focus and taste a lot wine to know how special this wine can drink. Especially, at its QPR.

There are a lot of people that covet SQN, Caycuse, Horsepower and No Girls. For my palate, these wines either burn the palate with ABV or choke off the fruit with way too much bacon fat and or deeply marinaded grilled meats. Yes, you are drinking expensive, flashy producers but, I would humbly disagree they are better wines than this 2011 Le Clos Du Caillou Vielles Vignes Cuvée Unique. Those other wines should aspire to be everything this 2011 shows and delivers.

This Le Clos Du Caillou has the balance the above wines lack and at a fraction of the price point. I would drink this 2011 over any of the other fore mentioned wines. While this Le Clos Du Caillou is a shade hot, it is not nearly as hot as SQN etc.. Hot ABV alcohol that burns the palate & back of the throat will forever be a fatal flaw in a wine.

The nose reveals, ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, blue & purple fruit mix, poached & back strawberries, black raspberries and both plums. Dark, sweet tarriness, dry, crushed rocks, steeped teas, anise stretching to black licorice, hint of dry herbs with bay leaf leading the way, dry brush, black, dry earth, savory, grilled meats, medium, dark spice, understated baking spices; clove, nutmeg, vanilla and a touch of clove, dark & mid red fruit cola, just a whiff of incense with candied, fresh and withering red & dark florals.

The body is rich and mid full. Tannins just 50% resolved with round, dark tarry teethiness. The structure, tension, length and balance are harmonious...just before their peak. Ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, blue & purple fruit mix, raspberries that haut the center palate on the long set, poached & back strawberries, black raspberries and both plums. Dark, sweet tarriness, dry, crushed rocks, limestone minerals, steeped teas, anise stretching to black licorice, hint of dry herbs with bay leaf leading the way, dry brush, dry black earth, dry stone wrapped in moist clay, savory, grilled meats, some bacon fat, medium, dark spice, understated baking spices; clove, nutmeg, vanilla and a touch of clove, Mix of caramel & mocha powder, dark & mid red fruit cola, just a whiff of incense with candied, fresh and withering red & dark florals. The acidity is phenomenal. The long, ripe, well balanced & textured, elegant finish is memorable and is persistent for several minutes.

Wine paired perfectly with our marinated Tri-tip.

If you are over paying for the above lesser wines mentioned above, you owe it to yourself to seek out and cellar this wine appropriately.

Photos of; Le Clos Du. Caillou, their barrel room, Owners-Sylvie Vacheron & Bruno Gaspard and one of their vineyards. It’s amazing they can grow anything in that stone soil structure.
— 5 months ago

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Severn Goodwin

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@David T I'm a Syrah and Syrah-Blend fan, but do not enjoy them young, patience has endless virtue's in the wine world. This sounds like a great bottle.
David T

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@ It was and it was ridiculously inexpensive which, makes it all the better.
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@P A Thank you! Cheers! 🍷

Domaine Vacheron

Les Romains Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Kennedy Town - December 14, 2019 — a month ago

Domaine Vacheron

Sancerre Rouge Pinot Noir 2016

bright red fruit, bracing minerality — 4 months ago

Amanda and Swiz
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Domaine Vacheron

Clos des Roches Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Tropical fruits, no green notes — 8 months ago

Ryan McClellanChris McClellanGregory Fulchiero
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Couldn’t get to Sancerre on this. Super ripe fruit, tropical notes, and virtually zero herbaceous aromas.
8.5