Claude Riffault

Les Boucauds Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc

9.0158 ratings
9.040 pro ratings
Sancerre, Central Vineyards, Loire Valley, France
Sauvignon Blanc
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish
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Daniel P. Drake

On this Wednesday, "Hump Day", I have opened the 2019 Domaine Claude Riffault Sancerre Les Boucauds.

On the nose I am getting lime, white peach, pear, melon, gooseberry, nectarine and minerals.

On the palate is good notes of lime, white peach, grapefruit, pear, minerality and some flinty stone.

This is a beautiful Sancerre medium bodied wine with medium + acidity that moves nicely into a long fresh citrus mineral finish. I hope everyone's week is going well as we continue to move quickly into spring. What a beautiful week we have been having with springtime temperatures. Please stay safe and healthy and enjoy the rest of your week. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂

On this Wednesday, "Hump Day", I have opened the 2019 Domaine Claude Riffault Sancerre Les Boucauds.

On the nose I am getting lime, white peach, pear, melon, gooseberry, nectarine and minerals.

On the palate is good notes of lime, white peach, grapefruit, pear, minerality and some flinty stone.

This is a beautiful Sancerre medium bodied wine with medium + acidity that moves nicely into a long fresh citrus mineral finish. I hope everyone's week is going well as we continue to move quickly into spring. What a beautiful week we have been having with springtime temperatures. Please stay safe and healthy and enjoy the rest of your week. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂

Mar 4th, 2021
Christine Havens

Claude Riffault's Sancerre Les Boucauds 2013 is sourced from old vines grown in clay and limestone rich soil. Half of the wine is vinified in stainless steel, the other half in oak, and the results are rather spectacular. Les Boucauds is one of the more intense Sancerre's I've tasted, the nose fairly explodes with star fruit, guava, mango, and ripe nectarine. Lean and racy on the palate, with sleek tension, staggering acidity and length accompanied by a full range of complex fruit notes and chalk.

Claude Riffault's Sancerre Les Boucauds 2013 is sourced from old vines grown in clay and limestone rich soil. Half of the wine is vinified in stainless steel, the other half in oak, and the results are rather spectacular. Les Boucauds is one of the more intense Sancerre's I've tasted, the nose fairly explodes with star fruit, guava, mango, and ripe nectarine. Lean and racy on the palate, with sleek tension, staggering acidity and length accompanied by a full range of complex fruit notes and chalk.

1 person found it helpfulJan 28th, 2015
Matt Lasater

As always this wine kicks ass. This bottle showed more striking herbal character. Lemon balm, verbena, spring flowers, jalapeño, grapefruit zest. Great mineral notes. Has lost a little freshness than the last bottle. Still has great precision and weight behind it 50/50 stainless/barrel.

As always this wine kicks ass. This bottle showed more striking herbal character. Lemon balm, verbena, spring flowers, jalapeño, grapefruit zest. Great mineral notes. Has lost a little freshness than the last bottle. Still has great precision and weight behind it 50/50 stainless/barrel.

Sep 22nd, 2016
Matt Lasater

Walks the line of sharp acid and richness very well. Very polished and refined. Lots of tension and nervous energy on the palate.

Walks the line of sharp acid and richness very well. Very polished and refined. Lots of tension and nervous energy on the palate.

Apr 26th, 2016
Brandon Sparks-Gillis

Very pure. Intense citrus and minerality.

Very pure. Intense citrus and minerality.

Jun 8th, 2015
Colin Howard

Owner Oso Market in Portland

8.5

DV

DV

May 6th, 2015
Perry Riddle

This is the purest expression of ripe peaches that I've come across. Wonderful.

This is the purest expression of ripe peaches that I've come across. Wonderful.

Dec 23rd, 2014
Ryan Brazell

Rise Over Run

9.0

2013

2013

Aug 20th, 2014
Francoise Gouges

2007 - mineral and lush-delicious

2007 - mineral and lush-delicious

Jul 8th, 2014
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.5

Limestone soil. Floral and sandy nose. Hot concrete. Pretty round mid pallet.

Limestone soil. Floral and sandy nose. Hot concrete. Pretty round mid pallet.

Dec 5th, 2013