Gérard Boulay

La Côte Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc

9.216 ratings
9.45 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
Top Notes For
John Lenart

Bright gold. Grapefruit, white flower, serious acjdy and balanced minerality. Looooonnnnngggg finish.

Bright gold. Grapefruit, white flower, serious acjdy and balanced minerality. Looooonnnnngggg finish.

Nov 24th, 2015
Eric Guido

This showed robust minerality and smoke on the nose, but with a rich lemon-lime fruit profile that balanced it out perfectly and backed by pretty floral tones. On the palate, it displayed silky textures with lifted acidity, showing pear, green apple, lemon rind, and minerals in a very appealing blend of ripe fruit and bitter twang. It finished mouthwatering and juicy, like biting into a lemon with a ripe pear chaser with crushed savory herbs. This is a stunning bottle of Sancerre.

This showed robust minerality and smoke on the nose, but with a rich lemon-lime fruit profile that balanced it out perfectly and backed by pretty floral tones. On the palate, it displayed silky textures with lifted acidity, showing pear, green apple, lemon rind, and minerals in a very appealing blend of ripe fruit and bitter twang. It finished mouthwatering and juicy, like biting into a lemon with a ripe pear chaser with crushed savory herbs. This is a stunning bottle of Sancerre.

Sep 3rd, 2015
Stephen Rosemire

So ready right now, so much aging potential, infinitely more ready than the dageneau

So ready right now, so much aging potential, infinitely more ready than the dageneau

Jun 23rd, 2015
Brian McMahon

Sales Polaner Selections

9.5

Jon Gilman wrote-Rating: 95+
The 2013 La Côte is a brilliant young bottle of Sancerre. Monsieur Boulay only began producing a single vineyard bottling from La Grande Côte in the 2010 vintage, as these are some of his younger vines, and until the celebrated their twentieth birthday in 2010, he felt that they were simply still too young to be bottled on their own. The 2013 La Côte is brilliant, wafting from the glass in a stunning mélange of grapefruit, lemon, kaleidoscopic minerality, petrol, complex botanicals, a touch of smokiness and a topnote of citrus peel. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and again simply shows off stunning mid-palate depth for the vintage, with brisk acids, laser-like focus and great grip on the pure and dancingly long finish. Great, great wine. 2016-2035+. - Jon Gilman

Jon Gilman wrote-Rating: 95+
The 2013 La Côte is a brilliant young bottle of Sancerre. Monsieur Boulay only began producing a single vineyard bottling from La Grande Côte in the 2010 vintage, as these are some of his younger vines, and until the celebrated their twentieth birthday in 2010, he felt that they were simply still too young to be bottled on their own. The 2013 La Côte is brilliant, wafting from the glass in a stunning mélange of grapefruit, lemon, kaleidoscopic minerality, petrol, complex botanicals, a touch of smokiness and a topnote of citrus peel. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and again simply shows off stunning mid-palate depth for the vintage, with brisk acids, laser-like focus and great grip on the pure and dancingly long finish. Great, great wine. 2016-2035+. - Jon Gilman

Jun 8th, 2015
Paul Angelillo

In magnum

In magnum

May 3rd, 2020
Les Huisman

From magnum.
Touch of reduction, bit it was just opened. And razor like after the 99 Muscadet. Should start singing as it opens up

From magnum.
Touch of reduction, bit it was just opened. And razor like after the 99 Muscadet. Should start singing as it opens up

Jun 12th, 2015
John Osgood

Good but hoped for more acidity and minerals

Good but hoped for more acidity and minerals

Dec 20th, 2018
Greg Koslosky

Greg had this 6 years ago

Greg had this 6 years ago

Jul 24th, 2015
KA
9.2

KA had this 3 years ago

KA had this 3 years ago

Dec 20th, 2018
Vijay Patel

Vijay had this 5 years ago

Vijay had this 5 years ago

Nov 27th, 2016