Gérard Boulay

Monts Damnés Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc

9.025 ratings
9.110 pro ratings
Sancerre, Central Vineyards, Loire Valley, France
Sauvignon Blanc
Top Notes For
Steve Matthiasson

Owner/Winemaker Matthiasson Wines

9.3

Beautiful crisp Sauvignon blanc, vibrant, pineapple, citrus, celery leaf, a little steely on the finish, lip smacking

Beautiful crisp Sauvignon blanc, vibrant, pineapple, citrus, celery leaf, a little steely on the finish, lip smacking

2 people found it helpfulFeb 11th, 2014
Ned Brooks

Boulay, a great chavignol producer, not a mineral or as tightly bound as either Cotat, but delicious.

Boulay, a great chavignol producer, not a mineral or as tightly bound as either Cotat, but delicious.

1 person found it helpfulNov 16th, 2014
Palmer Emmitt

Owner/Winemaker Judge Palmer

9.8

Baller Sancerre. Grapefruit dripped over wet stones. Lively yet balanced.

Baller Sancerre. Grapefruit dripped over wet stones. Lively yet balanced.

1 person found it helpfulJun 22nd, 2014
Jonathan Cristaldi

Writer First We Feast, LA Magazine, SOMM Journal

9.7

Winter grass, sweetart notes, green apple, grapefruit, bracing acidity and stony, chalky finish.

Winter grass, sweetart notes, green apple, grapefruit, bracing acidity and stony, chalky finish.

Jan 3rd, 2015
Alexander Littauer

Rather inscrutable upon opening but showed some Sancerre character with a few hours of air. Nonetheless was expecting more depth and complexity given the producer and vineyard site. Perhaps shutdown or mildly corked?

Rather inscrutable upon opening but showed some Sancerre character with a few hours of air. Nonetheless was expecting more depth and complexity given the producer and vineyard site. Perhaps shutdown or mildly corked?

Oct 7th, 2014
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

7.9

There just wasn't much to this wine other than some mineral quality. The fruit was in hiding.

There just wasn't much to this wine other than some mineral quality. The fruit was in hiding.

Oct 4th, 2014
Stephen Rosemire

Meh.

Jan 29th, 2015
Neil Cornish

A bit restrained compared to its usual effusiveness. Lemon meringue. Bracing acid

A bit restrained compared to its usual effusiveness. Lemon meringue. Bracing acid

Dec 26th, 2016
Peter Kane

Salinity, persistent acidity, and elegant. Does Sancerre get much better?

Salinity, persistent acidity, and elegant. Does Sancerre get much better?

Dec 26th, 2015
Magdalena Spirydowicz

2012 Gérard Boulay Monts Damnes wow that's delicious!

2012 Gérard Boulay Monts Damnes wow that's delicious!

Nov 6th, 2015