Sunday night I have opened the 2019 Domaine Fournier Les Belles Vignes Sancerre Blanc.
On the nose there is grapefruit, lime, apricot, herbs, green apple and minerals.
On the palate I am getting lime, grapefruit, white peach, herbaceousness, minerality and wet stone.
This wine is medium bodied with medium + acidity that moves wonderfully into a long crisp clean mineral finish. Have a great week ahead and please be safe and stay healthy. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂 — 3 days ago
Pop amd pour, notes from 2 hrs open. On the nose: dried raspberry, mulberry leaf, musty red fruit, soft herbs. On the palate: excellent acidity and good density, sour cherry, cranberry, dried raspberry..this btl is mature, if a bit uninteresting. The finish shows very tannic still...Corton rusticity, I guess, but my guess right now is that the fruit will dry up before the tannin softens. Will check-in tomorrow. — 21 days ago
Nose has grilled lemon, squeezed lemon, light warm caramel, candied lemon, bruised white peach, distant wood smoke, dried pineapple, butterscotch candy, light roasted hazelnut and wilted yellow flowers.
Palate has braised lemon, toffee sauce, candied pineapple, warm vanilla cremé, honey drizzle on baked yellow apple, pineapple puree, ripe apricot and dry crushed rock. Plenty of acidity and powerful forever finish, a striking wine, amazing.
Cork pulled for a slow oxidation at 3h then a 1.5h decant and the wine is really singing!
Paired to braised chicken thighs with a paprika/nutmeg/rosemary spice rub, shallots, garlic, mushrooms & apricots, plated over jasmine rice... delicious! — 17 days ago
This was an incredible surprise out of the bottle. This young and drinking so well, full body, intense deep red and black fruits, subtle leather showing, smooth tannins. Outstanding value at this price point, would put it up against anything else in northern Rhone. — 3 days ago
2017 nose is slightly subdued compared to previous 3 in this line up. but still red cherry and berries. earth, floral. 2015 earthy, dried bing cherry, palate- fruit is ripe.tart finish. medium long tannins. — 9 days ago
Nice red fruits, cherries in particular and some black currant too, the nose as well as the palate has a touch of smoke or toasted scents but still the new oak treatment is not too prominent for my taste. It is very young but approachable with fine grained tannins and a nice acidity, the balance of that medium plus bodied palate with all elements is good, gorgeous fruit and decent length. 91-92
Au nez, magnifiques fruits rouges, cerises entre autres, un peu de cassis, une touche de boisé, légèrement toasté mais à peine. Ce beau fruit est très présent en bouche avec une belle acidité et les tannins sont de belle texture, des grains assez fins, une bouche avenante malgré la jeunesse et avec une puissance contenue, une belle fraîcheur, un bel équilibre et une finale sur des fruits très légèrement acidulés, avec toutefois une longueur correcte sans plus. — 18 days ago