Gérard Boulay

Chavignol Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc

9.0175 ratings
9.040 pro ratings
Sancerre, Central Vineyards, Loire Valley, France
Sauvignon Blanc
Top Notes For
Chris MacLean

Too fruity in 2019. Decent but nondescript

Too fruity in 2019. Decent but nondescript

Jan 17th, 2021
John Willison

Lime zest, fresh cut herbs, honeysuckle, bright acidity.

Lime zest, fresh cut herbs, honeysuckle, bright acidity.

Jun 20th, 2020
Severn Goodwin

We really love the first tier bottle from Boulay, a wonderful value for $25. Nose has intense chalky limestone with grassy citrus zest. The palate is like spring wheat grass, yet it has the drying aspect of chalkboard dust (right on), and a medium level acid. It has tamed somewhat since our last experience, in a good way.

We really love the first tier bottle from Boulay, a wonderful value for $25. Nose has intense chalky limestone with grassy citrus zest. The palate is like spring wheat grass, yet it has the drying aspect of chalkboard dust (right on), and a medium level acid. It has tamed somewhat since our last experience, in a good way.

Mar 31st, 2018
Stephen Solaka

Chablis like stone on the nose. Good value and should age well.

Chablis like stone on the nose. Good value and should age well.

Sep 29th, 2017
Severn Goodwin

Yum Sancerre!
Grassy nose, nice mineral, elementary school chalk dust components. Palate had great, balanced acidity, light citrus and chalk/limestone. Really improving in the glass as the wine warms and gets some fresh air.
Chilling out on the patio on a wonderful 70° Berkshires afternoon, perfect mid-summer day.

Yum Sancerre!
Grassy nose, nice mineral, elementary school chalk dust components. Palate had great, balanced acidity, light citrus and chalk/limestone. Really improving in the glass as the wine warms and gets some fresh air.
Chilling out on the patio on a wonderful 70° Berkshires afternoon, perfect mid-summer day.

Jul 29th, 2017
collin sideranko

Acid! Intense concentration! Beautiful.

Acid! Intense concentration! Beautiful.

1 person found it helpfulJan 31st, 2016
Erik long

Great acidity and minerality.

Great acidity and minerality.

1 person found it helpfulJul 29th, 2015
Tom Kobylarz

Clear and clean in appearance with a pale green-lemon color.
The nose is medium(-) in intensity with primary aromas that are aromatic and of medium (-) complexity. The aromas are bright and fresh showing lemon citrus, grapefruit and pungent green herbs.
There is also excellent minerality of chalky crushed sea shells.
The palate is bone dry and medium (-) in body. This wine is high in acidity, with medium flavor intensity and a medium length finish. The grapefruit notes tend to be more pronounced on the palate, as well as saline notes not picked up on the nose.
Though this is an entry level Sancerre, since this is from Boulay expectations run a little higher. As expected this is of very good quality. This wine is well balanced with fresh and pure aromas and flavors. This shows excellent typicity. Being an entry level wine, this is ready to go now or could be set aside for another 2 years max before the freshness may start to wane. Mid-priced

Clear and clean in appearance with a pale green-lemon color.
The nose is medium(-) in intensity with primary aromas that are aromatic and of medium (-) complexity. The aromas are bright and fresh showing lemon citrus, grapefruit and pungent green herbs.
There is also excellent minerality of chalky crushed sea shells.
The palate is bone dry and medium (-) in body. This wine is high in acidity, with medium flavor intensity and a medium length finish. The grapefruit notes tend to be more pronounced on the palate, as well as saline notes not picked up on the nose.
Though this is an entry level Sancerre, since this is from Boulay expectations run a little higher. As expected this is of very good quality. This wine is well balanced with fresh and pure aromas and flavors. This shows excellent typicity. Being an entry level wine, this is ready to go now or could be set aside for another 2 years max before the freshness may start to wane. Mid-priced

1 person found it helpfulApr 24th, 2015
Beth Beeman

2013

2013

1 person found it helpfulMar 28th, 2015
Aaron Meeker

Sales & Marketing Vine Street Imports

9.0

Sauv Blanc meets Chenin Blanc and grew up in the Pfalz. Love this for green notes that appear to have RS but with crazy crunchy notes. Sancerre? Not blind. Good white? Yes.

Sauv Blanc meets Chenin Blanc and grew up in the Pfalz. Love this for green notes that appear to have RS but with crazy crunchy notes. Sancerre? Not blind. Good white? Yes.

1 person found it helpfulMar 14th, 2015