Very enjoyable wine. Medium intensity on the nose. Aromas of lemon, unripe white peach, lemongrass, wet slate. Similar notes on the palate with a hint of lemon custard. Medium body. Medium plus acidity. Medium finish. — 5 days ago
Whacko wonderful. This has always had huge concentration but has lost the minerality meanwhile (presumably still in there somewhere). Always Hermitage-like. — 7 days ago
Lean aromatic spot of light, clean, almost frosted lemon, lime juice, lime pith, and gooseberry aromas. Chalky. With zippy, bright lemon zest, nectarine, dried starfruit, green-white underripe blackberries, black currant leaf, and grapefruit pith. Amazing Sancerre with buoyancy and ethereal grace.
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2017 vintage. Always a pleasure to drink these wines from this top producer who vinifies all his vineyards seperately. Les Grands Champs is made from 30 - 45 years old vines, mainly calcareous soils. Very attractive nose with ripe white peach, lemon confit and a hint of fresh mint. Concentrated, with an exemplary purity of ripe white fruit, rich and fresh at the same time, profound and long. Biodynamically farmed. Another excellent wine from this producer! — 14 days ago
Wildly expressive but not necessarily coherently so. Would be interesting to see if age sands down some of those rough edges. — 5 days ago