de Ladoucette

Comte Lafond Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc

9.0100 ratings
8.914 pro ratings
Sancerre, Central Vineyards, Loire Valley, France
Sauvignon Blanc
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Was able to taste ‘17 & ‘16 side by side. Estate owned by Baron Patrick de Ladoucette, descendant of the Comte Lafond. Vines are aged from 25 to 35 years. The soil is a combination of clay, limestone and silica. The ‘17 has a more golden color. Aromas of floral scents, fruit notes with mineral tones. On the palate the wine is elegant with white flesh fruit and citrus flavors with tangy wet stone, with an underlying sweetness. Well balanced with acidity lingering finishes with chalky notes. Very nice, consistent quality, ‘17 a bit better.

Was able to taste ‘17 & ‘16 side by side. Estate owned by Baron Patrick de Ladoucette, descendant of the Comte Lafond. Vines are aged from 25 to 35 years. The soil is a combination of clay, limestone and silica. The ‘17 has a more golden color. Aromas of floral scents, fruit notes with mineral tones. On the palate the wine is elegant with white flesh fruit and citrus flavors with tangy wet stone, with an underlying sweetness. Well balanced with acidity lingering finishes with chalky notes. Very nice, consistent quality, ‘17 a bit better.

Aug 6th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

The estate is now owned by Baron Patrick de Ladoucette, a descendant of the Comte Lafond. Vines are aged from 25 to 35 years. The soil is a combination of clay, limestone and silica. Aromas of floral scents, delicate fruit notes and mineral tones. On the palate the wine is elegant with white flesh fruit and citrus flavors with tangy wet stone. Well balanced with acidity this wine finishes long with chalky notes. Very nice, consistent quality.

The estate is now owned by Baron Patrick de Ladoucette, a descendant of the Comte Lafond. Vines are aged from 25 to 35 years. The soil is a combination of clay, limestone and silica. Aromas of floral scents, delicate fruit notes and mineral tones. On the palate the wine is elegant with white flesh fruit and citrus flavors with tangy wet stone. Well balanced with acidity this wine finishes long with chalky notes. Very nice, consistent quality.

Aug 5th, 2018
Aaron Means

Drinks decently still. Tropical and rounded now.

Drinks decently still. Tropical and rounded now.

Nov 5th, 2017
Rebecca Fletcher

Herbaceous, stemmy, grapefruit, lemon, jalepeno. No oak. M+ acid, m body. Minerality, flint, lemon. Long finish.

Herbaceous, stemmy, grapefruit, lemon, jalepeno. No oak. M+ acid, m body. Minerality, flint, lemon. Long finish.

1 person found it helpfulAug 2nd, 2016
Felipe Ferreiro

Sommelier/Wine Director Restaurante Las Rias Bajas

8.7

Magnificat 2016

Magnificat 2016

Jul 9th, 2016
Michael Brughelli

Seems like this needs a little more time

Seems like this needs a little more time

Mar 25th, 2016
Alvetta Embry

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Jun 22nd, 2015
Roger Cabrera

Clean and youthful. Great old world representation.

Clean and youthful. Great old world representation.

Dec 23rd, 2014
Peter Scudamore-Smith MW

Trad label from the de Ladoucette clan; cold climate sauvignon blanc at its best; mean to smell until it breathes some hints of gooseberry and grass; absolutely steely on palate; GR8. #loire #sancerre #2012 #coldclimate AUD 35, 12.5%

Trad label from the de Ladoucette clan; cold climate sauvignon blanc at its best; mean to smell until it breathes some hints of gooseberry and grass; absolutely steely on palate; GR8. #loire #sancerre #2012 #coldclimate AUD 35, 12.5%

Aug 12th, 2014
Matt Palaferri

Just damn solid. Hi Landon

Just damn solid. Hi Landon

Jan 22nd, 2018