Pascal Jolivet

Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc

8.9132 ratings
8.916 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
Alex Powell

Outstanding sancerre, strange turkey sausage aroma on opening, dissipated with 30 mins in decanter. Wicked citrus and the slightest hint of pepper on nose, extreme chalk minerality coats the palate, big mid-palate concentration, typical pyrazines of sauv blanc hardly detectable here --no n .z sauv blanc can match this power. -2013 vintage

Outstanding sancerre, strange turkey sausage aroma on opening, dissipated with 30 mins in decanter. Wicked citrus and the slightest hint of pepper on nose, extreme chalk minerality coats the palate, big mid-palate concentration, typical pyrazines of sauv blanc hardly detectable here --no n .z sauv blanc can match this power. -2013 vintage

5 people found it helpfulDec 10th, 2014
Scott Taddeo

Tough year in the Loire I hear; this says otherwise. Steering clear of dominate pyrazine notes this is awash with green apple, sour gooseberry, candle wax, kiwi fruit, lemon soother and stoney minerality. Hits the palate with authority delivering flavour and depth in spades with high acid and a soaring finish.

Tough year in the Loire I hear; this says otherwise. Steering clear of dominate pyrazine notes this is awash with green apple, sour gooseberry, candle wax, kiwi fruit, lemon soother and stoney minerality. Hits the palate with authority delivering flavour and depth in spades with high acid and a soaring finish.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 17th, 2016
Brian Shaw

It is the balance of acidity and minerality that won me over on this vino. Tropical notes and pear come through on the mid palate. Really must comment on how nicely balanced this wine is.

It is the balance of acidity and minerality that won me over on this vino. Tropical notes and pear come through on the mid palate. Really must comment on how nicely balanced this wine is.

1 person found it helpfulJun 17th, 2015
Palmer Emmitt

Owner/Winemaker Judge Palmer

9.0

Limey goodness.

Limey goodness.

Apr 24th, 2017
Gina Shay

Tasted side by side with Duckhorn '13 SB; this one was more austere and pleasingly so. Classy, pure, elegant, fresh.

Tasted side by side with Duckhorn '13 SB; this one was more austere and pleasingly so. Classy, pure, elegant, fresh.

Sep 14th, 2015
Will Atkinson

Elegant. Wonderful minerals.

Elegant. Wonderful minerals.

Mar 17th, 2015
Corey Zamora, CSW

Pear, wet rock, medium acidity.

Pear, wet rock, medium acidity.

Jan 20th, 2015
Blaine Brown

Still too young, but going to be lovely.

Still too young, but going to be lovely.

Oct 31st, 2014
Kyle Doucet-Walter

It's pretty damn good. My first Sancerre.

It's pretty damn good. My first Sancerre.

Jun 29th, 2014