Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Claude Riffault

Monoparcelle 469 Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2019

2019; Very hot today (96°) needed cold wine relief.
Nose has under-ripe green apple, lime zest, peach, crushed lemongrass, green melon, river stones and wet chalk.
Palate has under-ripe pineapple, key lime, yellow grapefruit, under-ripe white peach, crushed limestone and faint salinity with medium acidity.

I'm familiar with this producer, but the first time seeing this single lieu-dit (Les Sentiers) selection. Very nice effort here. Double decanted with 2H rest. 93-94
— 4 days ago

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Douglas Braun

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Great notes - thanks
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@Douglas Braun Quite welcome. 👍

Pierre Ménard

Laïka Val de Loire Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Vibrant, juicy, so fresh, alive!
Green apples, green grass, a hint of green apricot, some lemongrass. Highly enticing. Not flint like Sancerre, no exotic canned fruit like NZ. Fresh, green, grassy.
On the palate this has a round, slightly creamy mouthfeel but remains focused, light, appley juicy, vibrant. A slightly herby, salty bitter edge adds an interesting edge and a bit of nice complexity.
Closer to a Chenin Blanc (think Guiberteau) than a typical SB.
Slightly cloudy, incredibly drinkable.
This is a delightful discovery!
— 12 days ago

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Domaine Hippolyte Reverdy

Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Paired nicely with calamari appetizer, Dover Sole & Salmon entrées. Cheers — 11 days ago

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Foucher Lebrun

La Vigne aux Sandres Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Pale lemon with aromas of stone and citrus fruits with herb spice notes. On the palate flavors of apple and grapefruit with crisp acidity. Medium finish, ending with citrus, grassy herb, spice and smoky mineral character. — 6 days ago

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Philippe Raimbault

Les Fossiles Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Tried twice! Pale lemon with aromas of ripe stone and citrus fruits with dried herb notes. On the palate flavors of apple and grapefruit with crisp acidity. Medium finish, ending with citrus, grassy herb and mineral character. — 8 days ago

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Domaine Yves Martin

Chavignol Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc

grassy, lime (and a little lemon), gooseberry and flint ~ apple, peach, touch of almond butter, then acidic lift and mineral finish — 15 days ago

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Gérard Boulay

Monts Damnés Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Some serious power and amplitude here. Vibrantly fruited, supported by the deep chalky tones of this terroir. Oro blanco, candied pear, quince, some exotic tones like pineapple and mango. There’s an underlying grip and phenolic bite, thick skins, adding extra dimension. The cool herbs break late and more with aeration, aloe and chervil. Classic Boulay in its pleasure factor. — 21 days ago

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Claude Riffault

Les Boucauds Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Gorgeous nose of peaches, honey, lime, gooseberry, dried grass, wet stones. Raging acidity, intense citrus with a layer of creamy tropical fruit and bitter quinine finish. Excellent — 4 days ago

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Nice, my Riffault post is coming up soon! Great timing today.

Joseph Mellot

Le Clos du Pressoir Menetou-Salon Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Very chalky, and full of tension. Still quite young I would say, although the deep golden color and shy fruit (apple, pear, lemon) suggest it’s best consumed within the next year or two, three. Beautiful next to a starter with smoked salmon. — 11 days ago

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Regis Minet

Vieilles Vignes Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Classic ripe flavors, green tropical fruit, guava, kiwi, and melon, crushed rocks rounding it out. Surprising body and weight, but still lifted. — 16 days ago

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